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[bug#42849] [PATCH 3/3] installer: Run the installation inside a contain

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#42849] [PATCH 3/3] installer: Run the installation inside a container.
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 22:17:43 +0200
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Mathieu Othacehe <> skribis:

>> So perhaps we can settle on the solution you sent, but let’s see if we
>> can move complexity out of sight.  For example, if we can arrange to
>> have a ‘fork+exec-command/container’ procedure that can be passed the
>> PID of a namespace, such that the ‘start’ method of guix-daemon is just
>> a few more lines its current definition, I’ll be happy.
>> How does that sound?
> Sounds fine! I added a "fork+exec-command/container" in (gnu build
> shepherd) module, that uses "container-excursion" to enter the
> namespaces of the process passed as argument.
> I also took your other remarks into account and pushed this
> serie. Thanks a lot for diving into this harsh stuff :).


> Locally, the installer tests behave fine, but I'll monitor the CI to see
> how it goes.
> Now, the only installation test failure I'm aware of is
> The good news, is that I have a Guile
> patch that seem to solve it[1].

Yes, it’s still on my radar (started looking into it the other day,
without any tangible result).


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