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

From: ng0
Subject: Re: General Question: Execution of binaries not built for GuixSD
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:06:36 +0000

On 2016-06-22(09:53:34AM-0400), Thompson, David wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Florian Paul Schmidt
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > See the attached file for reference. Put it into a guix checkout under
> >
> > nonfree/packages/
> >
> > Does that help as a starting point?
> Do the upstream Firefox and/or Thunderbird contain nonfree components?
>  If so, please do not promote such software on this list.
> I really really really cannot recommend this approach to packaging,
> because it goes against one of the core properties of Guix:
> reproducibility.  Taking someone else's binary and hacking it until it
> works isn't a real solution.  The proper way to do this is to build
> binaries from source that are compatible with Guix.
> Thanks,
> - Dave

Regarding thunderbird, I would compare to what parabola does
with icedove.

I would say that it might take more time, but it's more benificial
for Guix if for example a slightly modified version of firefox lts (45.1.x)
could be packaged. This way torbrowser is just an inherit away.

♥Ⓐ ng0
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