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Re: Drafting a Guix blog post on the FHS container

From: John Kehayias
Subject: Re: Drafting a Guix blog post on the FHS container
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2023 18:16:01 +0000

Hi Jim,

On Wed, Jan 04, 2023 at 06:07 PM, Jim Newsome wrote:

> Thanks, looks good, and the command in your patch also works for me.

Great, thanks for testing!

> I agree that passing and exposing XAUTHORITY seems better. Experimentally, 
> sharing the directory
> read-only also works (using `--expose` instead of `--share`) also works, but 
> I'm not familiar enough with
> this mechanism to be confident that'll work for everyone, or whether making 
> it read-only is worth the
> fuss.

Ah, you are right, that seems to be just fine for VSCodium and Tor, in my quick 
test. I think I'll change that.

> Btw it turns out that `libevent` and `openssl@1` can be dropped; they're 
> already bundled. All together,
> here's my current "best" version:
> ```
> guix shell --container --network --emulate-fhs \
>     --preserve='^DISPLAY$' --preserve='^XAUTHORITY$' --expose=$XAUTHORITY \
>     alsa-lib bash coreutils dbus-glib file gcc:lib grep gtk+ \
>     libcxx pciutils sed \
>     -- ./start-tor-browser.desktop -v
> ```

Nice, thanks for that too! I tried eliminating a few random inputs, but they 
were needed. It is difficult sometimes to get a really minimal set, but this 
looks good to me.


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