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Re: Leveraging a GuixSD Host's store in vm-images

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: Leveraging a GuixSD Host's store in vm-images
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 12:44:50 -0700
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George myglc2 Clemmer <address@hidden> writes:

> On the HOST:
> -- set up a guix git repo with a "local master" that points to the most
>    recent 'guix' package update.
> -- Configure the host and VMs using the local master.
> -- 'guix publish' the HOST store
> -- resist the temptation to do 'git pull' or 'guix gc' ;-)
> -- only when necessary "leap frog" the local master to a newer guix
>    package update.
> On the VMs:
> -- only use 'guix pull --url=HOST’
> -- 'guix copy --to=HOST' build results
> -- set HOST as the primary substitute server

I think it's probably about the best you can do without setting up your
own build farm!  Which might be another good option.  ;-)


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