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

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Install `guix pull'ed Guix to target partition on system install
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 18:12:48 +0100

zimoun <> writes:

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

It's actually quite simple: The "guix pull" done when running the
installation media is not persisted on the target disk.

> --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. ;-)

Maybe there is something else.  Could it be slow hardware?  I'm not
sure, but it took hell of a long time to fetch check out the repository.

Pierre Neidhardt

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