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Re: Minimal Guix Containers

From: Josh Marshall
Subject: Re: Minimal Guix Containers
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 17:36:00 -0400

Better built in support across the board at runtime code level for feature
detection and use would transparently do this.  Alas, C.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2023, 3:53 PM Peter Polidoro <> wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Aug 2023 17:12, Simon Tournier
> <> wrote:
> > Yes, the images generated by Guix cannot considered as minimal.
> > :-)
> Usually I am grateful that Guix packages are "maximal".
> It would be wonderful, though, if some magical "--minimal" command
> existed when creating a Guix container to make it the smallest
> possible size, leaving out documentation and all extras that are
> not strictly necessary.
> I assume that is impossible to calculate and a minimal version of
> each package would have to be manually specified using only
> minimal versions of all dependencies so this will never exist.
> Guix is already such a huge improvement over Dockerfiles, but such
> an option would make it really phenomenal.
> Just wishful thinking.

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