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Re: successful installation, but problems updating

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: successful installation, but problems updating
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:58:30 -0800
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Thomas Sigurdsen <address@hidden> writes:

>> Firstly, it often says that I need to use '--fallback'.  Is that
>> because the binary is not available?
> '--fallback' means that guix will fall back to compiling from source if
> it can't download binaries (also called substitutes). By default guix
> tries to download substitutes from the build farm (hydra).
>> Secondly, I noted that with, e.g., 'guix package -i kodi' software gets
>> compiled.  I understood that GNU Guix is capable of both binary and
>> source packages.  Which should I typically expect?  Can I choose?
> It seems to me I usually get core and common packages as substitutes
> (binaries). There is the ‘--no-substitutes’ command line flag to disable
> substitutes and always build from source. I can't see a flag for
> disabling source builds.
> You'll find this information in the guix info pages, specifically under
> "common build options" and "invoking guix system".

Anecdotally, I swear I've seen guix build some things from source even
when I did not specify --fallback.  Has anybody else seen that occur?


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