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Re: General Question: What if Binary Building breaks?

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: General Question: What if Binary Building breaks?
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:36:48 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.0 (2016-04-01)

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 08:19:34PM +0200, christoph vogelsberg wrote:
> Hello again GuixSD-ers
> thanks for the last fast response! Now I face another question due to:
> > > My question: is there an already elabored way, documentation and so
> > > on, for this specific problem?
> > 
> > The solution is to build the software from source to produce a binary
> > that is compatible with GuixSD.  Guix has a GNU Icecat package that
> > may provide a good base for this.
> I actually tried installing the IceCat package but my laptop got hang. It
> was heavily virtualizing so I looked up hardware requirements for
> building Firefox. I learned that 8GiB RAM (and therefor 64bit system) are
> required. So this makes this package unbuildable for me.
> Is there any solution for that case in general? I fear persons like me who
> can't efford hardware like that need to wait until a prebuild is available.

We do try to keep binary substitutes from our build farm available. They
are availabe from the default URL <> if you
have authorized substitutes as described in the manual, section 2.1
Binary Installation.

Otherwise, we could look into methods to make the build process less
expensive, as suggested by ng0.

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