|Subject:||Re: How to install guix without root permission|
|Date:||Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:26:11 -0600|
rohit yadav <address@hidden> skribis:
> Thanks for the reply. The proot (https://proot-me.github.io/) project
> allows you to map $HOME/gnu/store to /gnu/store etc. However, where I am
> struggling is the guixbuild users and group creation, and running guix
Yes, though PRoot relies on syscall interception using ptrace(2), which
is inefficient (which may or may not be a problem, depending on the
> I am using kernel 4+, which supports namespaces.
Yes, but some distributions compile it out or turn it off by default.
for a way to check whether user namespaces are enabled.
> This reminds if there is any effort to provide a lxc container for
Not that I know of, but I don’t think it would help the non-root use
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