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Re: Setting up Guile for use with Guix

From: HiPhish
Subject: Re: Setting up Guile for use with Guix
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2018 22:54:03 +0200

On Sonntag, 19. August 2018 22:41:30 CEST you wrote:

> It depends on how haunt package definition is written. Because of how guix
> works, you can use a program that uses guile without having 'guile' command
> available. Similarly, it makes it possible to run two programs at the same
> time that depends on different versions of the same library.. that's 
> that is very difficult to do outside guix and nix. It's one of the 
> of packaging is done. This leads to the point that in theory, you SHOULD 
> install _libraries_ in your user profile ie. the regular / default profile 
> no executable will use it. Default guix profile, SHOULD, I THINK, only
> contain data and executables.
I see. So if I want to work on some software that uses a particular library I 
could install that library into a custom profile, enter that profile and do my 

> That is not a good example use of hacking on a guile project because
> guix is using
> it's own version of guile which might be different from the version of
> guile you
> installed in your profile... again because functional packaging. If you
> want to
> hack on guix follow the README that you can find in guix git repository
> at [1]
> [1] git clone
I did not know that Guix includes its own Guile, I thought it used the Guile 
that's on the system.

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