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|Name=GNU Guix
 
|Name=GNU Guix
|Short description=GNU Package Manager
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|Short description=An advanced GNU/Linux distro and a purely functional package manager.
|Full description='''GNU Guix is a purely functional package manager for the GNU system.'''
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|Full description='''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-libre|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 [https://pkgsrc.se/wip/guix work in progress].
  
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 | Guile]] as its programming interface.
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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.
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|Homepage URL=https://guix.gnu.org/
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|Is High Priority Project=No
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|VCS checkout command=git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/guix.git
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|Documentation note=The GNU Guix Reference Manual is available at https://guix.gnu.org/manual/
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=== The Guix package manager ===
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This [https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/plain/etc/guix-install.sh 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.  
  
GNU Guix comes with a visual user interface for [[emacs | GNU Emacs]], known as '''guix.el'''. It can be used for routine package management tasks, pretty much like the guix package command (see [https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/html_node/Invoking-guix-package.html#Invoking-guix-package Invoking guix package]). Specifically, “guix.el” makes it easy to:
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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.  
  
* browse and display packages and generations;
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Once installed, Guix can be updated by running <code>guix pull</code>. See [https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Invoking-guix-pull.html#Invoking-guix-pull invoking guix pull].
* search, install, upgrade and remove packages;
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* display packages from previous generations;
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More information at https://guix.gnu.org/manual/
* do some other useful things.
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/
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=== The Guix operating system distribution ===
|Is High Priority Project=No
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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 <code>guix pull</code>.
|VCS checkout command=git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/guix.git
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|Documentation note=https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/
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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.
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=== The Guix deployment tool ===
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Guix is also active in reproducible software deployment for high-performance computing (HPC). More information at https://hpc.guix.info
 
|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
 
|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
|Donate=https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/donate
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|Donate=https://guix.gnu.org/donate/
|IRC general=https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#guix
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|IRC general=irc://irc.freenode.net/#guix
|Related projects=apt,nix,pkgsrc,portage
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|Related projects=gnustandards,gsrc,Packaging,Sourceinstall,apt,nix,pkgsrc,portage
 
|Keywords=package, distribution, guile
 
|Keywords=package, distribution, guile
|Version identifier=0.14.0
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|Version identifier=1.1.0
|Version date=2017/12/07
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|Version date=2020/04/15
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-0.14.0.tar.gz
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|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-1.1.0.tar.gz
|Last review by=Bendikker
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|Last review by=Genium
|Last review date=2018/06/20
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|Last review date=2019/01/14
 
|Submitted by=Hellekin
 
|Submitted by=Hellekin
 
|Submitted date=2013/09/12
 
|Submitted date=2013/09/12
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
 
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
 
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
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|OpenPGP signature=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-1.1.0.tar.gz.sig
 
|Test entry=No
 
|Test entry=No
 
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|Is GNU=Yes
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|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License copyright=Copyright © 2012, 2013 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
 
|License copyright=Copyright © 2012, 2013 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
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|License verified by=Bendikker
 
|License verified date=2013/09/13
 
|License verified date=2013/09/13
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
 
|Resource audience=Savannah (Ref)
 
|Resource audience=Savannah (Ref)
|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/guix
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/guix/
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix/
 
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
 
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource URL=https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git
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|Resource URL=https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/
 
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
 
|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-guix
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-guix/
 
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-guix/
 
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-devel/
 
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-patches/
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-commits/
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-guix/
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-security/
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-security/
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|Resource kind=Download
 
|Resource kind=Download
|Resource URL=https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix
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|Resource URL=https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/
 
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|Resource kind=General
 
|Resource kind=General
|Resource URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages
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|Resource URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/
 
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|Resource URL=https://translationproject.org/domain/guix-packages.html
 
|Resource URL=https://translationproject.org/domain/guix-packages.html
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|Resource audience=Test and Bug Reports
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|Resource kind=Bug Tracking
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|Resource URL=https://issues.guix.gnu.org/
 
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{{Software category
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
|Programming-language=scheme, guile
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|Programming-language=guile
 
|Runs-on=GNU/Linux
 
|Runs-on=GNU/Linux
 
|Software-development=program-build-automation, version-control
 
|Software-development=program-build-automation, version-control
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{{Software prerequisite
|Prerequisite kind=Required to use
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|Prerequisite kind=Source requirement
|Prerequisite description=[[guile | GNU Guile]] >= 2.0.5
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|Prerequisite description=[[GNU Guile]], version 3.0.x or 2.2.x
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|Prerequisite description=[[guile-gcrypt|Guile-Gcrypt]], version 0.1.0 or later
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|Prerequisite description=[[libgcrypt | Libgcrypt]]
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|Prerequisite description=[[zlib]]
 
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|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
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|Prerequisite description=[[GNU Make]]
 
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|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
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|Prerequisite description=[[gcc | GCC]]'s g++
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Latest revision as of 21:16, 15 April 2020

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GNU Guix

https://guix.gnu.org/
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.

Documentation

The 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 pull.

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

"IRC general" IRC general channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/#guix

Related Projects





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Bendikker

Verified on

13 September 2013




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Ludovic Courtès Lead Developer, Maintainer
Andreas Enge Contributor
Cyril Roelandt Contributor
Mark H. Weaver Contributor
David Thompson Contributor
Ricardo Wurmus Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-guix/
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/guix-packages.html
Downloadhttps://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/guix/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-security/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-europe/
Generalhttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix.git/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-security/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-europe-sac/
Generalhttps://savannah.gnu.org/people/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-guix/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/guix/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-patches/
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/guix.html
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-guix/
Test and Bug ReportsBug Trackinghttps://issues.guix.gnu.org/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-commits/
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/guix-manual.html
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/guix-devel/


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Source requirementGNU Guile, version 3.0.x or 2.2.x
Weak prerequisiteGCC’s g++
Source requirementGnuTLS
Source requirementGuile-Gcrypt, version 0.1.0 or later
Source requirementzlib
Source requirementGuile-Git
Required to buildGNU Make
Source requirementGuile-JSON
Weak prerequisitelibgcrypt
Weak prerequisiteSQLite 3

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2019.



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