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[bug#41041] [PATCH] doc: Add container example to run a web browser.

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: [bug#41041] [PATCH] doc: Add container example to run a web browser.
Date: Sun, 3 May 2020 10:12:58 +0200

* doc/guix.texi (Invoking `guix environment'): Add paragraph and example to
  run Eolie in a guix environment container.  Add `container' cindex for the
  first container example, and the `certificates' cindex for the web browser
 doc/guix.texi | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
index d5d8662937..3c31386036 100644
--- a/doc/guix.texi
+++ b/doc/guix.texi
@@ -4786,6 +4786,7 @@ additionally includes Git and strace:
 guix environment --pure guix --ad-hoc git strace
 @end example
+@cindex container
 Sometimes it is desirable to isolate the environment as much as
 possible, for maximal purity and reproducibility.  In particular, when
 using Guix on a host distro that is not Guix System, it is desirable to
@@ -4802,6 +4803,23 @@ guix environment --ad-hoc --container guile -- guile
 The @code{--container} option requires Linux-libre 3.19 or newer.
 @end quotation
+@cindex certificates
+Another typical use case for containers is to run security-sensitive
+applications such as a web browser.  To run Eolie, we must expose and
+share some files and directories; we include @code{nss-certs} and expose
+@file{/etc/sll/certs/} for HTTPS authentication; finally we use
+@code{env} from the @code{coreutils} package to set the @code{DISPLAY}
+environment variable since containerized graphical applications won't
+display without it.
+guix environment --container --network --expose=/etc/machine-id \
+  --expose=/etc/ssl/certs/ \
+  --share=$HOME/.local/share/eolie/=$HOME/.local/share/eolie/ \
+  --ad-hoc eolie coreutils nss-certs dbus -- \
+  env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY eolie
+@end example
 The available options are summarized below.
 @table @code

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