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IPDB guix channel

This repository provides package definitions for bigchaindb, tendermint and their dependencies.

It is still work in progress. Tendermint provided as precompiled binary at the moment. Some package definitions might migrate to guix repository itself in the future which will not affect general workflow.

Package substitutes are on the way. This channel is going to be used to provide self contained tarball/containerized distributions with all needed to fire up a BigchainDB node. Thanks to new guix deploy command now we can even create whole system configurations that with minor changes can be deployed on various cloud platforms which is a subject for further development.

BigchainDB and Tendermint are defined in two separate modules and need to be installed separately. MongoDB and Python provided by guix channel (checkout ./.guix-channel).

About GNU Guix

GNU Guix is a transactional package manager for the GNU system. The Guix System Distribution or GuixSD is an advanced distribution of the GNU system that relies on GNU Guix and respects the user's freedom.

In addition to standard package management features, Guix supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. Guix uses low-level mechanisms from the Nix package manager, except that packages are defined as native Guile modules, using extensions to the Scheme language. GuixSD offers a declarative approach to operating system configuration management, and is highly customizable and hackable.

GuixSD can be used on an i686, x86_64 and armv7 machines. It is also possible to use Guix on top of an already installed GNU/Linux system, including on mips64el and aarch64.

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