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Re: updating the daemon on Debian 11

From: Adriano Peluso
Subject: Re: updating the daemon on Debian 11
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 14:43:21 +0200

Il giorno gio, 09/09/2021 alle 11.54 -0700, Vagrant Cascadian ha
> On 2021-09-09, Adriano Peluso wrote:
> > I learned that in Debian 11 one can install Guix through apt
>   apt install guix
> That *should* start the daemon, enable substitutes, create the build
> users, etc. You shouldn't have to do anything manually. It will, of
> course, be a relatively old version of guix (1.2 in bullseye/stable,
> 1.3
> in unstable/experimental) but you can update guix in the typical
> ways...
> It is pretty similar to a foreign distro install from guix's binary
> releases, for the differences, see /usr/share/doc/guix/README.Debian*
> > What about updating the daemon ?
> The short of it is, the daemon doesn't get updated. It shouldn't need
> to
> most of the time... If there are daemon-relevent security updates,
> then
> you get updates via "apt update && apt upgrade".

Ah ok. This clarifies a bit

Thank you

> > And what's the procedure for updating a user profile ?
> Same as on any guix installation:
>   guix pull
>   guix upgrade
> To some extent, it just provides a trust path from Debian to getting
> a
> guix that you then update through the normal guix mechanisms...

I see

Thanks again

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