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Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 15:05:02 -0500
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I don't think it's a good idea to use a .deb or .rpm with guix, as they contain 
precompiled software. Even considering free software, they are compiled with a 
giver system (probably ubuntu and fedora, respectively) that make them 
incompatible with guix. Even if you successfuly installed them, I'm afraid 
you'd get a confusing "file not found" anyway.

You should ask your government for the source code, and compile it for the guix 
system. Sorry that this is my best answer, it's probably not what you wanted to 
hear :/ 

Le 8 décembre 2021 14:46:24 GMT-05:00, "André A. Gomes" 
<> a écrit :
>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 
>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
>"Free Thought, Free World"

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