Bug 76810 - Support GNU Guix and/or Nix package manager backend
Summary: Support GNU Guix and/or Nix package manager backend
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-30 21:46 UTC by kxra
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description kxra 2014-03-30 21:46:59 UTC
GNU Guix and Nix are functional package managers.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2014-03-31 08:01:15 UTC
That's fine with me, but one of the Guix/Nix people will have to contribute a backend. It's not a trivial amount of work, probably a few man-months of coding.
Comment 2 kxra 2014-03-31 19:59:07 UTC
Filed against Nix here: https://github.com/NixOS/nix/issues/233
Comment 3 kxra 2014-03-31 21:15:40 UTC
I also filed it against GNU Guix: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=17152

and gnome-software here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=727367
Comment 4 nicolasmaia 2016-04-15 19:07:34 UTC
FYI, a few issues have been raised by the main Guix dev:

"It seems that PackageKit is not well suited for non-root install systems
and per-user profiles". That would probably be the first step towards making the two systems work.
Comment 5 Vladimír Čunát 2016-06-09 08:55:25 UTC
Basic nix support was now merged to master https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/pull/126
Comment 6 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:52:27 UTC
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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