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GNU Guix
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.



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13 September 2013

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

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DebianMailing List
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SavannahVCS Repository Webview
BugsBug Tracking
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GitVCS Repository Webview
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Software prerequisites

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


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