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Re: Continuous testing of GNU/Hurd

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Continuous testing of GNU/Hurd
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:16:34 +0100
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ludo@gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> The QEMU image is not NixOS, because NixOS provides extra features, such
> as whole-system configuration (including services, etc.), and
> whole-system transactional update & rollback.
> The QEMU image is basically cross-built using Nix, and because of that,
> it uses per-package installation directories under /nix/store.
> So, technically, I would call it a “Nix-based GNU QEMU image”, or
> something like that.

And I should mention that NixOS uses Upstart, whereas the QEMU image
uses nothing more than /libexec/runsystem and passive translators.


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