GNU Guix launches
Posted Nov 25, 2012 18:30 UTC (Sun) by oever
Parent article: GNU Guix launches
The package manager is not new. It is Nix, which is also used in NixOS.
Nix is a package manager that allows users to install separate package version from the main packages versions. It also allows easy rollbacks of versions.
I believe that it also wants to make building packages from sources deterministic; building a particular version of a package should always result in the exact same binary package, regardless of the system on which it is built. This would allow users to verify that a binary package was actually built from the sources it claims to be built from.
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