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Additional packages for GNU Guix

This repository provides packages in addition to those that come with GNU Guix. Packages may move from here to the upstream Guix repository.

Using this repository

There are two ways to use this repository. Choose one.


Add the repository to the GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH environment variable:

git clone $HOME/guix-additions
export GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH=$HOME/guix-additions

You have to keep track of updates in this repository yourself by running git pull.

As a “channel”

Adding the following to $HOME/.config/guix/channels.scm automatically updates this repository whenever you run guix pull:

(cons (channel
       (name 'guix-additions)
       (url ""))

Writing package recipes

To get started on writing package recipes, see the chapter Programming Interface in the GNU Guix reference manual.

The Utilities chapter includes useful tools to aid in generating, building, and testing recipes.

Adding packages to this repository

This repository stores its package modules in umcu/packages, so make sure to place new package recipes in there too.

The following steps get you started on developing GNU Guix package recipes. A working GNU Guix on your system is assumed.

  1. Clone this repository:
git clone
  1. Set GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH to the repository's root directory:
export GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH=$(pwd)/guix-additions
  1. Add/edit/remove a package.

  2. Build the package:

guix build <your-new-package-name>

When the build completes succesfully, you can commit your changes and send a patch (or pull request).


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