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Re: Guix website and CI is unavailable in Russia

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: Guix website and CI is unavailable in Russia
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2022 18:06:06 +0100
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I'm sorry to hear that you can't access the ci. At least, I don't think it's an 
intentional block from the Guix project. The website and ci are located at the 
MDC, in Berlin. We also have a second official build farm in Bordeaux, France. 
If you don't have it already configured, try it:

Now if Russia decides to create its own great firewall, we might have a 
solution. There's already a mirror for Chinese users, so we could set one up 
for Russians if need be.

On March 1, 2022 12:21:46 AM GMT+01:00, wrote:
>Hello. Looks like Guix website ( and guix ci in cli (can't
>pull and install packages from doesn't work without a
>tor for some users from Russia including me. works fine without
>a tor.
>The website is not blocked by Russian government (at least looks like
>As far as I know they block it by domain address, but I might be wrong.
>I want to ask guix server location and ask is it some kind of ban from
>guix server side or not? Maybe guix server provider or government bans
>some russian ips now. Everything works fine through tor for me and some
>ru users. It would be sad to stop using guix system because of war
>Also it is kinda related to GNU's freedom #1, because not everyone can
>access the code and the compiled software via internet connection: "The
>freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your
>computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a
>precondition for this."
>On a related note, do you think it might be a good idea to make offline
>guix distribution? Looks like Russia has a danger of internet shutdowns
>or china-like internet limitations. It can be organized like
>/gnu/sources/ folder with source code of many packages and when package
>name is present them, guix would choose to build from source without
>trying to connect to the servers or something like it. Just an idea.
>Thanks in advance.

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