GNU Guix is available for download from its website at http://www.gnu.org/software/guix/. This section describes the software requirements of Guix, as well as how to install it and get ready to use it.
Note that this section is concerned with the installation of the package manager, which can be done on top of a running GNU/Linux system. If, instead, you want to install the complete GNU operating system, see System Installation.
When installed on a running GNU/Linux system—thereafter called a foreign distro—GNU Guix complements the available tools without interference. Its data lives exclusively in two directories, usually /gnu/store and /var/guix; other files on your system, such as /etc, are left untouched.
Once installed, Guix can be updated by running
(see Invoking guix pull).
|• Binary Installation:||Getting Guix running in no time!|
|• Requirements:||Software needed to build and run Guix.|
|• Running the Test Suite:||Testing Guix.|
|• Setting Up the Daemon:||Preparing the build daemon’s environment.|
|• Invoking guix-daemon:||Running the build daemon.|
|• Application Setup:||Application-specific setup.|