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Re: Is there a post or blog on how to convert from a distro to guix loss

From: Josh Marshall
Subject: Re: Is there a post or blog on how to convert from a distro to guix losslessly
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2023 16:45:11 -0400

One thing which could be done is to use to map
currently installed packages from detected package managers to
available packages in Guix and inform the user about missing packages.
That could help.

On Wed, Oct 11, 2023 at 9:18 AM Josh Marshall
<> wrote:
> Very helpful!
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 6:37 AM Simon Tournier <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Tue, 03 Oct 2023 at 23:49, Josh Marshall 
>> <> wrote:
>> > I have a base minimal system of Ubuntu with Guix and Nix tacked on.  I
>> > would like to move everything over to Guix with Nix tacked on.  Is
>> > there a guide on how to do this?
>> To me knowledge, no.
>> Well, IMHO, the path forward would be to create a system configuration
>> file based; give a look to gnu/system/examples in Guix source for
>> inspiration. :-)
>> Then test that configuration from Ubuntu by generating VM.  Once you are
>> more or less happy with your config.scm, then you can run it on
>> bare-metal.
>> Here, you have an incremental path with a simple feedback loop in the
>> comfort of your current environment that already works. :-)
>> Cheers,
>> simon

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