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Re: How should I install non-guix software?

From: Nils Gillmann
Subject: Re: How should I install non-guix software?
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2018 15:42:51 +0000

Benjamin Slade transcribed 807 bytes:
> I'm still getting to grips with Guix, so a fairly basic question which
> seems connected:  how do I execute a binary? So for instance, I can
> download a precompiled binary for the kitty terminal app:
> But when I try to execute it in Guix, I get the message:
> "./kitty: No such file or directory"
> I tried symlinking /bin/bash and /usr/bin/env, but this didn't help.
> I'm sure something in the manual or this thread probably answers this,
> but I often find I can generalise from concrete examples better than 
> vice-versa.
> -- 
> Benjamin Slade -
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In this case you have to use patchelf, and use the conventional Unix
tools to figure out what's missing in rpath and interpreter.

As far as I can guess.

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