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Re: Install `guix pull'ed Guix to target partition on system install

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Install `guix pull'ed Guix to target partition on system install
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 18:06:08 +0100


Well, I do not understand what is your issue.  Because I am probably not
enough familiar with the installation process.

On Mon, 21 Dec 2020 at 17:49, Pierre Neidhardt <> wrote:

>> But I do not think the “cloning” part is the consuming one here; even if
>> it obviously depends on the network.
> On a 6 Mbit/s connection and a modest laptop, this took about 30
> minutes!
> The Guix checkout is huge.

I should miss something:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ cd /tmp/
$ time git clone
Cloning into 'guix'...
remote: Counting objects: 417391, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (89208/89208), done.
remote: Total 417391 (delta 327950), reused 416613 (delta 327364)
Receiving objects: 100% (417391/417391), 151.40 MiB | 1.77 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (327950/327950), done.

real    2m30.963s
user    2m22.166s
sys     0m6.906s

$ du -sh guix
230M    guix
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

> I wouldn't call this a poor network ;)
> You can go much worse than that, in my case it took around half an hour.

I do not know if 1.8Mbits/s is poor or not but it is less than
yours. ;-)


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