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    GNU Guix / NixOS

    Has anyone had experience with the Guix (pronounced "geeks", of course) package manager? It is geared towards the GNU software system. I've never heard of it myself. It is based upon the Nix package manager, and has its own distribution, NixOS.

    It is an interesting approach to package management. It provides easy installation of multiple versions of a package, allows non-root installation of packages, simple roll-backs, and other stuff (watch Ludovic's video, hosted on the GNU Guix project page, if you're interested).

    I'm curious if anyone has tried using Guix/Nix on one of the big distros (Fedora, Debian, etc.), b/c that is what I would eventually want to do. There would be some work that would need to happen to make it play nice with yum/apt, etc...

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    No experience with it on my end. In fact, this is the first I've heard of it, but it does sound interesting. I'll probably not get around to trying it anytime soon, but look forward to reading about the experiences others have had with it, though.

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    No experience using this either ... but it's an interesting approach. User installs worry me ... infecting a user account is still a problem because it exposes all that user data. I was looking for something to manage packages after a fresh LFS 7.2 install ... but I'm not sure it's really what I'm after. It will be interesting to watch this develop ...

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