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Re: Guix on Macintosh?

From: pelzflorian (Florian Pelz)
Subject: Re: Guix on Macintosh?
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2023 12:24:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)

Yasuaki Kudo <> writes:
> Docker for MacOS does seem to run Linux containers.

Running Guix inside a Docker container seems like a very peculiar
foreign distro.  In your words, Yasuaki, it is convoluted.  I believe
Docker is not intended to be used in this way.  Mostly Docker and Guix
are alternatives.

IIUC Docker on Mac runs a Linux VM internally.  Running Guix inside
Docker on Mac’s Linux VM is building up software layers on software
layers unnecessarily.  Also, Docker is not intended to be used in this
way.  It is untested with potential for bugs.

Also you can use Guix to make Docker images from Guix packages, but that
is mostly for convenience when someone has a setup in which it is easier
to run a Docker image.


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