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GNU Guix
GNU Package Manager

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.

"IRC general" IRC general channel

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License:GPLv3orlater13 September 2013

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
GeneralBug Tracking
Savannah (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to useGNU libgcrypt
Required to buildSQLite3
Required to buildlibbz2
Required to buildGCC's g++
Required to buildGNU Build System
Required to useGNU Guile >= 2.0.5

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 May 2018.


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