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[bug#31360] [PATCH 0/5] 'guix pack --relocatable'

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#31360] [PATCH 0/5] 'guix pack --relocatable'
Date: Fri, 04 May 2018 11:27:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)


"Thompson, David" <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 4:15 PM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello Guix!
>> This is the cleaned up version of what we discussed at:
>> Part of the work here is to use relative symlinks in profiles and in
>> links created with ‘guix pack -S’ such that, if you run:
>>   guix pack -R -S /mybin=bin bash-static
>> you can then unpack the result and run:
>>   ./mybin/sh
> Just wanted to say that this is awesome! Is there a way to share host
> system resources? I would like a relocatable pack that could connect
> to the host's X server and do graphical things.

Yes: the C wrapper, ‘run-in-namespace.c’, shares everything.  That is,
it creates a separate mount namespace but the only difference compared
to the host is /gnu/store.


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