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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 16:12:06 +0200
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On 06/22/2016 03:53 PM, 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.

I'm answering a technical question, not promoting the use of this
software, also I'm fully aware of the caveats you mentioned. I didn't
deem it worthy to reiterate them.

Even if you do consider it promotion I think it's a far stretch from an
email of a participant in a list to the guix project itself promoting
these kinds of solutions.

Also you can consider this email as a test case for the policies the
Guix project has in place :) How you want to deal with it, etc :) Have
at it (/me puts on his flame retardant suite)!



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