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Re: Guix questions on sharing developer envs

From: Hafeez Bana
Subject: Re: Guix questions on sharing developer envs
Date: Mon, 22 May 2023 10:52:56 +0100

Any takers? I meant XDG above.

On Sat, May 20, 2023 at 2:52 PM Hafeez Bana <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am planning to use guix for sharing dev environments under non-root unix
> accounts across developers.
> These environment run services like mysql, a webserver etc. Installing
> such software is trivial. What is the best practice for running this
> software? A couple of pointed questions
> 1) What is the best/accepted way to store configuration and state data for
> such services? It the XFG format applicable?
> 2) If a package ships with a set of starting configs/state data which a
> developer can use to bootstrap and modify his setup. What is the best way
> to 'initialize this config/state'? Is just a link to the GNU-store enough
> 3) What is the best way to run long lived (aka outside a shell) services
> running services based around this software?
> I've already asked this question in a round about way. Some people have
> pointed to existing configs - but these are for running whole systems in a
> container. I need something a developer can bootstrap into and modify that
> could eventually run as a container in a prod env.
> Thanks,
> Hafeez

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