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Re: Guix on Windows?
Re: Guix on Windows?
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:51:17 +0100
I have almost run Guix successfully on the WSL version 1 using Kali
linux. I found a repo on github that packaged a deb-package for Guix0.12
or something, but it didnt work out of the box, but I managed to fix,
package and install it. The problem was that I couldn't install any Guix
packages, only run stuff like guix hash command. Something about the
build-daemon and users and permissions I believe.
A WSL2 is in progress, which might solve these issues.
Maybe using a GuixSD virtual machine and mapping some Windows drives to
GuixSD and using ntfs3g would be an option?
If you find a good solution, Ill be happy to hear about it as well.
On 2020-02-07 11:06, zimoun wrote:
We are not the 1rst April and I am not joking. :-)
1. I am working in a lab in the middle of people using Windows for
processing biological data. And they will never switch to any Linux
2. I was previously doing research in electrical engineering labs
(applied maths) and a lot of people were using Mac.
3. Echoing the Guix Days session about spreading the world
(dominating for the optimistic ;-))
(To escape ethical issues, the same arguments "why GNU Emacs is
running on Windows" apply here.)
Well, to extend a bit, let also include Mac and BSD.
I remember old discussion on guix-devel about Guix on MacOS. And if I
remember well, the issue is that there is "cheat" somewhere because
the GLibc. What is the current status?
Debian did a interesting "proof-of-concept" with kfreebsd ,
replacing the linux kernel by the FreeBSD one. Do you think it is a
viable option for Guix?
About Windows, Nix propose some information  using the Windows
Subsystem for Linux (WSL)  to run on it natively . Is it
affordable for Guix?
Last, if it is too difficult or technically impossible, then what is
the status of the cross-compilation targeting these systems?
Thank you in advance for any pointers and/or comment.
All the best,