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Re: specify custom manifest->friendly-name for guix pack -f docker?

From: Greg Hogan
Subject: Re: specify custom manifest->friendly-name for guix pack -f docker?
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 10:07:57 -0500

On Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 7:18 AM Simon Tournier <> wrote:
> > Maybe then add an option to guix pack to accept optional name? And if not
> > provided, fall back to manifest->friendly-name.
> …yes, I agree.  It could be nice to be able to directly name the image.
> However, this would mean that the produced Docker pack would not be
> bit-to-bit reproducible considering the same manifest.  Other said, the
> bit-to-bit reproducibility would require three inputs: the channels.scm
> file describing the revision of Guix (and potentially other channels),
> the manifest.scm file describing the packages and also the name provided
> at Docker pack build-time.
> Cheers,
> simon

The image hash already depends on `guix pack` command-line options
--entry-point, --save-provenance, and --symlink as well as package
transformations, --no-grafts, and --system. Since building a
bit-to-bit reproducible docker image already requires replaying the
command-line options, adding an optional name would not reduce


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