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GNU Guix
GNU Guix is a purely functional package manager for the GNU system.

It supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. It builds up on the low-level build and deployment layer of the Nix package manager. Guix uses Guile as its programming interface.


GNU Guix comes with a visual user interface for GNU Emacs, known as guix.el. It can be used for routine package management tasks, pretty much like the guix package command (see Invoking guix package). Specifically, “guix.el” makes it easy to:
  • browse and display packages and generations;
  • search, install, upgrade and remove packages;
  • display packages from previous generations;
  • do some other useful things.

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Download version 0.9.0 (alpha)
released on 4 November 2015

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlater13 September 2013

Leaders and contributors

Mark H. Weaver Contributor
David Thompson Contributor
Ludovic Courtès Lead Developer, Maintainer
Andreas Enge Contributor
Nikita Karetnikov Contributor
Cyril Roelandt Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
General Bug Tracking
General Homepage
Developers Download
General Changelog
Developers VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use GNU libgcrypt
Required to build SQLite3
Required to build libbz2
Required to build GCC's g++
Required to build GNU Build System
Required to use GNU Guile >= 2.0.5

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 November 2015.


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