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Re: Packaging big generated data files?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Packaging big generated data files?
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 11:16:39 +0100
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Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <> skribis:

> On Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:46:51 +0100
> Csepp <> wrote:
>> Could ZIM files be downloaded over bittorrent as fixed output
>> derivations?  They can be pretty huge.  Also if the system started
>> seeding them as well, that would be pretty cool.
> I've no idea how to generate fixed output derivations.

Origins are lowered into “fixed-output derivations”.  They’re
“fixed-output” because their content hash is known in advance, and thus,
the method you used to produce them doesn’t matter (info "(guix)

So you could specify an origin with ‘bittorrent-fetch’ (to be written)
instead of ‘url-fetch’.


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