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GNU Guix (package manager)
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Description

Name of the software

GNU Guix

Homepage

http://guix.gnu.org/#guix-in-other-distros

Why we should include this into the repository, i.e. what does it do that the alternatives do not?
NOTE: While Guix can play the role of a system package manager (see: Guix System), it is also designed to be installed on top of any GNU/Linux distribution, alongside the existing package manager. I am NOT suggesting that Guix replace eopkg.

Guix is not like other package managers (except Nix, on which it is based). It's model is purely functional, which has a number of benefits, including:

  • transactional upgrades and rollbacks
  • virtual environments (temporary and persistent)
  • multiple versions of the same package can coexist on a system

In my view, the primary use case for Guix in Solus is as a development tool. It is the de facto standard package and environment manager for Guile Scheme development. It is also used for development of some non-Guile software, eg Next.

Is it open source?

Yes.

If it is open source, please provide a link to the most up to date, versioned source tarball/zipfile

https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-1.0.1.tar.gz

Event Timeline

DataDrake triaged this task as Normal priority.Feb 2 2020, 3:24 PM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.May 28 2020, 8:27 PM
DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

This has sat in accepted for inclusion for over 30 days. Clearly, there is a lack of demand for the inclusion of this software, nobody has stepped up to provide a completed patch, maintain it, and properly integrate it. Closing as a result. Feel free to reopen but only when someone offers a patch via our proper patch submission methods and volunteers to be maintainer.