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Re: installing a mirror for offline installation

From: Quiliro
Subject: Re: installing a mirror for offline installation
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 13:48:36 -0500

El Fri, 26 May 2017 20:36:50 +0200
Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> escribió:

> > Will 100GB be enough? 1TB?
> Do you need *all* packages?  Note that it would only be for *one*
> version of Guix, so you’d have to do this again if you want to update
> the machines at some point.

Yes. I will want all packages. I will work with all packages for an extended 
period. When I am desperate for an update, I would take the _server_ for update.

> Not all packages can actually be built.  There’s a small percentage of
> packages that fails to build from source and you would probably waste a
> lot of time trying to build them locally.  I don’t know if there’s an
> easy way to exclude those packages and refuse to build anything locally
> (maybe with a smart offloading setup).

How is this?

> It might be easier to just build a single complete system configuration,
> export it (e.g. with “guix archive” or “guix copy”) and import it on the
> other machine.

I cannot know what packages will interest me or others in the network until the 
next update.

> I don’t think it’s a good idea to repeatedly build and
> copy store items over.

It could be updated every 2 months.

Why is it necesary to build? I only need to download.

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