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GNU Guix
GNU Package Manager

GNU Guix is a purely functional package manager for the GNU system.

It supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management, per-user profiles, and garbage collection. It builds up on the low-level build and deployment layer of the Nix package manager. Guix uses Guile as its programming interface.

GNU Guix comes with a visual user interface for GNU Emacs, known as guix.el. It can be used for routine package management tasks, pretty much like the guix package command (see Invoking guix package). Specifically, “guix.el” makes it easy to:

  • browse and display packages and generations;
  • search, install, upgrade and remove packages;
  • display packages from previous generations;
  • do some other useful things.


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Leaders and contributors

Ludovic Courtès Lead Developer, Maintainer
Andreas Enge Contributor
Cyril Roelandt Contributor
Mark H. Weaver Contributor
David Thompson Contributor
Ricardo Wurmus Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)
VCS Repository Webview
Mailing List
Mailing List
Mailing List
Mailing List

Software prerequisites

Required to buildSQLite3
Required to buildlibbz2
Required to buildGNU Build System
Required to use GNU Guile >= 2.0.5
Required to use Libgcrypt
Required to build GCC's g++

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 June 2018.


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