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Guix package repository for use at the BIMSB

This repository provides Guix package definitions for use at the BIMSB in addition to package definitions that come with GNU Guix. Some of these package definitions won't be added to GNU Guix upstream as they are variants of packages that are of limited interest outside of the BIMSB.

How to use

GNU Guix respects the GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH environment variable and will prefer packages specified in the directories listed in this variable over those that come with GNU Guix.

Here is an example of how to install a package defined in this project, assuming that the contents of this repository are located in ~/code/guix-bimsb:

export GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH="~/code/guix-bimsb"
guix package -i dinup

On Free Software

The GNU operating system has been developed so that users can have freedom in their computing. GNU is "free software", meaning that users have the four essential freedoms:

  1. to run the program
  2. to study and change the program in source code form
  3. to redistribute exact copies, and
  4. to distribute modified versions.

Packages found in the Guix System Distribution provide only software that conveys these four freedoms and that are permitted by the free software distribution guidelines.

Examples of non-free licenses include the original Artistic License or open source licenses that forbid commercial usage.

If you consider releasing software, please avoid non-free licenses. A list of licenses that permit the above four freedoms and are compatible with the GNU General Public License can be found on the Free Software Foundation's list of licenses.


Packages for GNU Guix that have not yet or will not be submitted upstream for various reasons





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