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Re: Bootstrapping Guix on HPC without Root

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Bootstrapping Guix on HPC without Root
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2017 10:31:35 +0200
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> Unfortunately, after fighting through dependency hell and reaching the
> configure step, I've hit another wall that seems to be new territory.

the recommended way to get Guix is to unpack the release tarball, which
comes with a pre-filled /gnu/store.

> Our build server does not have network access […]

How is the build server going to download source tarballs for packages
it needs to build then?

> gnu/packages/bootstrap/aarch64-linux/guile-2.0.14.tar.xz downloading
> file `gnu/packages/bootstrap/aarch64-linux/guile-2.0.14.tar.xz' from
> `'...
> I am wondering if there is a way to pre-download this (and any other)
> requirements before make is run?

These are the bootstrap binaries and you can download them manually on
another machine, and then copy them over.


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