An advanced GNU/Linux distro and a purely functional package manager.
Guix is a transactional package manager and an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system. It can be used on top of any system running the Hurd or the Linux kernel, or it can be used as a standalone operating system distribution for i686, x86_64, ARMv7, and AArch64 machines. Support in BSD is probably a work in progress.
In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. When used as a standalone GNU/Linux distribution, Guix offers a declarative, stateless approach to operating system configuration management. Guix is highly customizable and hackable through Guile programming interfaces and extensions to the Scheme language.
DocumentationThe GNU Guix Reference Manual is available at https://guix.gnu.org/manual/
The Guix package manager
This shell installer script is recommended to install Guix on top of a running GNU/Linux system. The script automates the download, installation, and initial configuration of Guix. It should be run as the root user.
When installed on a foreign distro, GNU Guix complements the available tools without interference. Its data lives exclusively in two directories, usually /gnu/store and /var/guix; other files on your system, such as /etc, are left untouched.
Once installed, Guix can be updated by running
guix pull. See invoking guix pull.
More information at https://guix.gnu.org/manual/
The Guix operating system distribution
The latest Guix System release comes with ISO-9660 installation images, a virtual machine image, and with tarballs to install the package manager on top of any GNU/Linux distros, either from source or from binaries. Guix users can update by running
Guix is a fully free distro designed to improving the freedom and autonomy of computer users. Users can install their own packages without interfering with each other, yet without unnecessarily increasing disk usage or rebuilding every package. Users can in fact create as many software environments as they like.
The Guix deployment tool
Guix is also active in reproducible software deployment for high-performance computing (HPC). More information at https://hpc.guix.info
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released on 15 April 2020
OpenPGP signature URL: https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-1.1.0.tar.gz.sig
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git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/guix.git
13 September 2013
Leaders and contributors
|Ludovic Courtès||Lead Developer, Maintainer|
|Mark H. Weaver||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Source requirement||GNU Guile, version 3.0.x or 2.2.x|
|Weak prerequisite||GCC’s g++|
|Source requirement||Guile-Gcrypt, version 0.1.0 or later|
|Required to build||GNU Make|
|Weak prerequisite||SQLite 3|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2019.
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