This is my repo for guix. It probably won't have much activity in it. I just want to be able to NOT lose my codes.

Danny Milosavljevic 237d90a780 gnu: openjdk17: Make big cursors work. 2 years ago
build-aux 9ebc9ca070 tests: Move keys into ./tests/keys/ and add a third ed25519 key. 2 years ago
doc 5f74169e8e daemon: Support systemd-style socket activation. 2 years ago
etc dbde386794 tests: System tests really parameterize 'current-guix-package'. 2 years ago
gnu 237d90a780 gnu: openjdk17: Make big cursors work. 2 years ago
guix b9233cb9a8 publish: Support systemd-style socket activation. 2 years ago
m4 03b45230d4 gnu: bootstrap: Add support for riscv64-linux. 2 years ago
nix 5f74169e8e daemon: Support systemd-style socket activation. 2 years ago
po 8a208df17f nls: Update translations. 2 years ago
scripts fd24754221 build: 'script/guix' uses our own 'guile' executable. 3 years ago
tests c9cded0955 style: Correctly read dots in pairs and improper lists. 2 years ago
.dir-locals.el a8d3033da6 import: github: Reuse HTTP connection for the /tags URL fallback. 2 years ago
.gitattributes f8b10932c8 Add git configuration templates to improve diff hunk header detection. 2 years ago
.gitignore 066b1b8f78 .gitignore: Ignore more autotools directories. 2 years ago
.guix-authorizations 070b8a893f .guix-authorizations: Authorize Vinicius Monego. 2 years ago
.guix-channel 8b1f7c03d2 .guix-channel: Add primary URL. 3 years ago
.mailmap 7f779286df Update mailmap. 2 years ago
AUTHORS a5b2570a1c AUTHORS: Remove the hand-made list of people. 8 years ago
CODE-OF-CONDUCT c679120111 CODE-OF-CONDUCT: Add a top notice. 2 years ago
COPYING b7a7f59847 Add the usual top-level files. 12 years ago
ChangeLog e793178adb build: Generate a ChangeLog file upon "make dist". 11 years ago
HACKING 73faee9fb2 doc: Fix typo in HACKING. 3 years ago c42b7baf13 shell: Add '--export-manifest'. 2 years ago
NEWS daf7b5ecef Update NEWS. 2 years ago
README c0087d3370 The #guix channel is hosted by Libera Chat. 2 years ago
ROADMAP c0087d3370 The #guix channel is hosted by Libera Chat. 2 years ago
THANKS 53f54d4aa2 Thank Christine under her updated name. 2 years ago
TODO b93d2602f7 Update 'TODO' 5 years ago
bootstrap bd02e50a02 bootstrap: Simplify search for translation languages. 2 years ago 472a0e82a5 daemon: Do not deduplicate files smaller than 8 KiB. 2 years ago d582b39978 build: Require Guile >= 3.0.3. 2 years ago
gnu.scm d51bfe242f Use 'formatted-message' instead of '&message' where appropriate. 3 years ago
guix.scm 3858275962 guix: Replace 'define-public'. 2 years ago


-*- mode: org -*-

[[][GNU Guix]] (IPA: /ɡiːks/) is a purely functional package manager, and
associated free software distribution, for the [[][GNU system]]. In addition
to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional
upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user
profiles, and garbage collection.

It provides [[][Guile]] Scheme APIs, including a high-level embedded
domain-specific languages (EDSLs) to describe how packages are to be
built and composed.

GNU Guix can be used on top of an already-installed GNU/Linux distribution, or
it can be used standalone (we call that “Guix System”).

Guix is based on the [[][Nix]] package manager.

* Requirements

If you are building Guix from source, please see the manual for build
instructions and requirements, either by running:

info -f doc/ "Requirements"

or by checking the [[][web copy of the manual]].

* Installation

See the manual for the installation instructions, either by running

info -f doc/ "Installation"

or by checking the [[][web copy of the manual]].

* Building from Git

For information on building Guix from a Git checkout, please see the relevant
section in the manual, either by running

info -f doc/ "Building from Git"

or by checking the [[][web_copy of the manual]].

* How It Works

Guix does the high-level preparation of a /derivation/. A derivation is
the promise of a build; it is stored as a text file under
=/gnu/store/xxx.drv=. The (guix derivations) module provides the
`derivation' primitive, as well as higher-level wrappers such as

Guix does remote procedure calls (RPCs) to the build daemon (the =guix-daemon=
command), which in turn performs builds and accesses to the store on its
behalf. The RPCs are implemented in the (guix store) module.

* Contact

GNU Guix is hosted at

Please email for questions and for bug
reports; email for general issues regarding the
GNU system.

Join #guix on

* Guix & Nix

GNU Guix is based on [[][the Nix package manager]]. It implements the same
package deployment paradigm, and in fact it reuses some of its code.
Yet, different engineering decisions were made for Guix, as described

Nix is really two things: a package build tool, implemented by a library
and daemon, and a special-purpose programming language. GNU Guix relies
on the former, but uses Scheme as a replacement for the latter.

Using Scheme instead of a specific language allows us to get all the
features and tooling that come with Guile (compiler, debugger, REPL,
Unicode, libraries, etc.) And it means that we have a general-purpose
language, on top of which we can have embedded domain-specific languages
(EDSLs), such as the one used to define packages. This broadens what
can be done in package recipes themselves, and what can be done around them.

Technically, Guix makes remote procedure calls to the ‘nix-worker’
daemon to perform operations on the store. At the lowest level, Nix
“derivations” represent promises of a build, stored in ‘.drv’ files in
the store. Guix produces such derivations, which are then interpreted
by the daemon to perform the build. Thus, Guix derivations can use
derivations produced by Nix (and vice versa).

With Nix and the [[][Nixpkgs]] distribution, package composition happens at
the Nix language level, but builders are usually written in Bash.
Conversely, Guix encourages the use of Scheme for both package
composition and builders. Likewise, the core functionality of Nix is
written in C++ and Perl; Guix relies on some of the original C++ code,
but exposes all the API as Scheme.

* Related software

- [[][Nix, Nixpkgs, and NixOS]], functional package manager and associated
software distribution, are the inspiration of Guix
- [[][GNU Stow]] builds around the idea of one directory per prefix, and a
symlink tree to create user environments
- [[][STORE]] shares the same idea
- [[][GNOME's OSTree]] allows bootable system images to be built from a
specified set of packages
- The [[][GNU Source Release Collection]] (GSRC) is a user-land software
distribution; unlike Guix, it relies on core tools available on the
host system