[Whonix-devel] Bug#850644: RFP: GNU Guix -- A functional package manager based on Scheme

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Sun Jan 8 19:47:16 CET 2017

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* Package name: GNU Guix
     Version         : 0.12.0
     Upstream Author : Ludovic Courtès <ludo at gnu.org>
* URL               : https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/
* License         : GPLv3+
     Programming Lang:  	Guile Scheme, C++
     Description  : A functional package manager for GNU systems

GNU Guix is a state-of-the-art packager that has features such as 
transactional upgrades and roll-backs, reproducible build environments, 
unprivileged package management, and per-user profiles. It uses 
low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, but packages are 
defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme 
language—which makes it nicely hackable.

Many interesting programs (such as GNUnet) are providing source packages 
through GNU Guix as a way to deliver more current versions of their 
software in a way that doesn't break stable systems.

There is an existing effort at packaging it for Debian: 

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