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Re: General Question: Execution of binaries not built for GuixSD

From: Florian Paul Schmidt
Subject: Re: General Question: Execution of binaries not built for GuixSD
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:27:58 +0200
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See the attached file for reference. Put it into a guix checkout under


Does that help as a starting point?


On 06/22/2016 12:50 PM, Florian Paul Schmidt wrote:
> On 22.06.2016 01:21, christoph vogelsberg wrote:
>> Hello
>> I have a fresh installation of GuixSD and I'm keen of learning more. I
>> struggle with a concept and don't know how to circumvent best:
>> Binaries built for ordinary Linux's (as, in my case, Firefox Developer
>> Edition) expect libraries on certain standard pathes which doesn't
>> exist on GuixSD. I found three possibilities that might work:
>> * use fakechroot to make my user profile a pseudo root (disadvantage:
>> I have no experience, it seams there is no package for that)
>> * create symbolic links (disadvantage: new builts get a new path with
>> a hash value and must be re-linked properly)
>> * install a minimal Linux and use Guix instead of GuixSD
>> (disadvantage: this would the point where I had capitulated)
>> My question: is there an already elabored way, documentation and so
>> on, for this specific problem?
> There's a tool that you can use to hack library paths in ELF binaries. I
> once packaged the binary releases of firefox and thunderbird using that
> way, but I took the repos containing the package definitions offline due
> to licensing issues. You could use those as a starting point. If you
> wish I can dig out my local copies of the repos once I get home..
> Regards,
> Flo


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