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Re: How to install guix without root permission

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: How to install guix without root permission
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:53:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 06/01/17 14:59, rohit yadav wrote:
>> ​Thanks for the reply. ​The proot ( project
>> allows you to map $HOME/gnu/store to /gnu/store etc. However, where I am
>> struggling is the guixbuild users and group creation, and running guix
>> daemon.
> I do exactly that as regular user on a shared shell server.

Oh, cool!

> It avoids the drawbacks mentioned by Ludo', except for the lack of hard
> build isolation: I just used --disable-chroot to side-step the build
> user group issue. There may be ways around that too.

OTOH, PRoot can presumably provide some level of isolation already,
by simply having /gnu/store visible to the guix-daemon process, and not
/usr/bin etc.

Good to hear that it works for you, I’ll have to give it a try!


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