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Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages

From: André A . Gomes
Subject: Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 19:46:24 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Gary Johnson <> writes:

> André A. Gomes <> writes:
>> Hi Guix,
>> I'm wondering if it's possible to install .deb or .rpm packages on the
>> Guix system.
>> For context, my government only provides me these solutions to install a
>> authentication plugin that I use with my ID (smart) card.
>> Thanks.
> Hi André,
> You can install the `dpkg` package with `guix package -i dpkg`. Hope
> that helps.

Indeed.  I should have said that I did that, and then encountered the
following issue:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ sudo dpkg -i foo-package.deb 
dpkg: error: unable to access the dpkg database directory 
/gnu/store/902w5i1j38r33l6p871dyhng19zj1phk-dpkg-1.20.9/var/lib/dpkg: Read-only 
file system
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Any ideas?  I don't know much about .deb or .rpm.

Thank you Gary.

André A. Gomes
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