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Re: How to use LilyDev without systemd

From: Peter Toye
Subject: Re: How to use LilyDev without systemd
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2020 11:53:47 +0000

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 11:08:57 AM, Federico Bruni wrote:

> Hi Peter

> Il giorno gio 9 gen 2020 alle 10:18, Peter Toye
> <address@hidden> ha 
> scritto:
>> Dear Federico,

>> Thomas Morley forwarded you an email from 

>> One issue in it was that my Linux distro (antiX) does not have 
>> systemd, and it appears from the documentation that LilyDev needs it. 
>> I am a Linux newbie, and don't fully understand the container system. 
>> Apparently you are the expert on this.

> Only the container (Lilydev-1-debian.tar.xz file) needs systemd.
> The virtual machine (
> file) can be installed in 
> VirtualBox or GNOME Boxes (or any libvirt frontend).

> Another option, if you want to keep your
> lilypond dev environment 
> separated from your system, is Debootstrap:

> but then you must set up the system following the CG:

> and build guile-1.8 using these commands:

> (copy lines 23-35 of that file to ~/.bashrc
> before compiling guile-1.8)

>> Is there any chance you could find time to let me know whether the 
>> container version of LilyDev will run under any of the 
>> easily-available container managers (Docker, LXC...)? If it wn't, I 
>> suppose that I will  have to try to find a Linux version that will 
>> run on my rather ancient laptop.

> Yes, if you can install Docker, you can use the Dockerfile contributed
> by Dan Eble:

> It would be very useful to upload that Docker
> image to Docker Hub but I 
> haven't found the time to do it yet (especially because I'm using
> Fedora, which switched to Podman as alternative to Docker.. and Podman
> doesn't have yet the Docker-compose feature..).

Thanks very much for this. It seems I have quite a few choices. I'll have to go 
away and have a big think.

Best wishes,


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