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Mark H Weaver
Thu, 02 May 2019 21:55:22 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)
"Raghav Gururajan" <address@hidden> writes:
> Does GNOME meta-package in Guix, corresponds to  or  or mix of both?
>  https://packages.debian.org/stable/metapackages/gnome
>  https://packages.debian.org/stable/metapackages/gnome-core
Guix doesn't currently have a package that corresponds to either of
those. Our 'gnome' package aims to include only the GNOME core desktop,
whereas Debian's 'gnome-core' also adds "other applications integrating
with GNOME and Debian". For example, Debian's 'gnome-core' includes
Firefox or Chromium, although neither of them are part of GNOME.
Another important difference is that the 'gnome-core' package on Debian
automatically arranges to install and launch the various system services
that are needed for GNOME to function, whereas on Guix, an installed
package is merely a static object on the file system that cannot take
any action on its own.
To install the GNOME core desktop on a Guix system, you need to include
(service gnome-desktop-service-type) in your OS configuration, which
also arranges to add the 'gnome' package to your system profile.
So, I would say that the closest analogue to Debian's 'gnome-core'
package in Guix is not a package at all, but rather, our
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