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Re: extend ’guix archive’?

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: extend ’guix archive’?
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 11:32:53 +0100


On Tue, 21 Dec 2021 at 10:39, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:
> zimoun <> skribis:
>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2021 at 23:07, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:
>>> Regarding nar-herder, I think it’d be nice to have a solution to
>>> mirroring in Guix proper, developed similarly to other components,
>>> because it could be a fairly central tool.
>>> ‘guix publish’ is probably not extensible enough to support that, but we
>>> could make it a new ‘guix mirror’ or ‘guix sync’ or whatever command.
>> Why not extend “guix archive”?
> ‘guix archive’ is a low-level tool that does very little right now; it’s
> pretty far from ‘guix publish’ and related concerns.

Hum, that’s why “extend”. ;-)  But if you think another subcommand is
better, why not.

The core of my previous message is: «I miss why another SQL database is
required to serve stuff from one place to another».  Other said, what
are the features for “guix mirror” (or guix sync or whatever bikeshed)?


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