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Re: guix gc, any way to delete only packages that aren't required to bui
Re: guix gc, any way to delete only packages that aren't required to build anything?
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:10:02 -0500
mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1
Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
> The bootstrap binaries currently consist of statically-linked
> executables for 'bash', 'tar', 'xz', and 'mkdir', which are included in
> the Guix source tree in the gnu/packages/bootstrap/ directory:
> and also a few additional tarballs of statically-linked binaries
> downloaded from:
> which includes guile, gcc, binutils, glibc, and a "static-binaries"
> tarball with coreutils, tar, gzip, bzip2, xz, patch, sed, grep, and
> These bootstrap binaries were generated by the code in
> gnu/packages/make-bootstrap.scm in the past, and are rarely changed.
> They are fetched/imported into the store by code in
> The current bootstrap binaries for x86_64-linux and i686-linux were
> generated in November 2013, although there is ongoing work to replace
> these with a reduced set of bootstrap binaries:
> It is likely that our 'master' branch will be based on these reduced
> bootstrap tarballs, or similar ones, within a few months.
Thank you Mark, this is really helpful. My I suggest replacing the
current (guix) Bootstrapping sentence ...
"Note that this is a question of interest only to the curious hacker,
not to the regular user, so you can shamelessly skip this section if you
consider yourself a “regular user”."
... with this?