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Re: guix pack on Linux kernel

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: guix pack on Linux kernel
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 14:55:27 +0200


On Sun, 25 Jul 2021 at 16:16, Andy Tai <> wrote:
> sorry for the series of questions, but a follow on question:
> If I create and distribute such a guix pack bundle, is there an easy
> way to create a tar.gz file containing the sources to fit GPL
> requirements?  I assume now there is no guix command to create a
> "source pack" for a guix pack.   Even if there is, can a tar.gz of the
> directories of the sources be enough to re-create the binary pack?
> Or basically the user shall have the full guix git repo built locally,
> plus the sources of the programs bundled, before he or she can
> re-create the guix pack.
> Question is essentially how to meet GPL requirements (user given the
> sources to be able to recreate the binaries distributed from these
> sources) for a guix pack.  Thanks

You can get the source with “guix build --source” but indeed I do not
know how to get from the CLI an archive containing all the sources.
However, the API provides all the tools to write a script for “guix
repl”. :-)

All the best,

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