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Re: Why is the <derivation> scheme record needed?

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Why is the <derivation> scheme record needed?
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:41:43 +0200
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jgart <> writes:

> Why is the <derivation> scheme record needed?

It is a Scheme representation of a derivation, which also has an on-disk

> How does it function in Guix?

Everything that the daemon is asked to build must be compiled to a
derivation on disk first.  From the perspective of the daemon there are
no first-class packages, only derivations.  Much of what Guix as a
library does is to turn package values into derivation files and
builders to feed them into the daemon.


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