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* guix installation why internet connection required?
@ 2023-12-19 20:03 vvt
  2023-12-29  4:06 ` Maxim Cournoyer
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: vvt @ 2023-12-19 20:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: guix-devel

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x86 x64 gnu guix system 1.4.0 iso requires internet connection in order to get
installed. Same goes for i686 iso.

Why is that so? Why is there no
iso option for installing off line? Thanks.


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* Re: guix installation why internet connection required?
  2023-12-19 20:03 guix installation why internet connection required? vvt
@ 2023-12-29  4:06 ` Maxim Cournoyer
  2024-02-05 17:33   ` Giovanni Biscuolo
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Maxim Cournoyer @ 2023-12-29  4:06 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: vvt; +Cc: guix-devel

Hi,

vvt@mail-on.us writes:

> x86 x64 gnu guix system 1.4.0 iso requires internet connection in order to get
> installed. Same goes for i686 iso.
>
> Why is that so? Why is there no
> iso option for installing off line? Thanks.

There's this ticket about the same: #43049.  If I remember correctly it
may be related by the Guix binary inside the ISO image being from the
Guix package of the Guix used to generate it, perhaps.

That seems like a tricky problem to solve.

-- 
Thanks,
Maxim


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* Re: guix installation why internet connection required?
  2023-12-29  4:06 ` Maxim Cournoyer
@ 2024-02-05 17:33   ` Giovanni Biscuolo
  2024-02-06 10:58     ` bug#43049: " Josselin Poiret via Bug reports for GNU Guix
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Giovanni Biscuolo @ 2024-02-05 17:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 43049, Maxim Cournoyer, vvt; +Cc: guix-devel

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Hi Maxim and vvt@mail-on.us,

I'm including 43049@debbugs.gnu.org to keep track of the discussion on
this feature request (Add the ability to install GuixSD offline)

Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@gmail.com> writes:

> vvt@mail-on.us writes:
>
>> x86 x64 gnu guix system 1.4.0 iso requires internet connection in order to get
>> installed. Same goes for i686 iso.
>>
>> Why is that so? Why is there no
>> iso option for installing off line? Thanks.
>
> There's this ticket about the same: #43049.  If I remember correctly it
> may be related by the Guix binary inside the ISO image being from the
> Guix package of the Guix used to generate it, perhaps.

Sorry I don't understand the problem, could you expand please?

The guix (and daemon) versione are those of the channel used when
creating the install .iso image; booting the 1.40 installer we get a
"guix version" and "guix describe" value of 989a391...

Also, the /gnu/store (755MB on 1.4.0 installer image) have all the
software needed to run the installer; when installing the (same) linux
kernel on the target disk, for example, why the daemon would download
the same substitute when it's already in the store?

Obviously the connection to a substitute server is needed if the user
choose to install some software not already in the store, so the point
should "just" be to have all the software the installer allows the user
to be installed.

> That seems like a tricky problem to solve.

...I feel like I'm missing something important here :-)

Thanks! Gio'

-- 
Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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* bug#43049: guix installation why internet connection required?
  2024-02-05 17:33   ` Giovanni Biscuolo
@ 2024-02-06 10:58     ` Josselin Poiret via Bug reports for GNU Guix
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Josselin Poiret via Bug reports for GNU Guix @ 2024-02-06 10:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Giovanni Biscuolo, 43049, Maxim Cournoyer, vvt; +Cc: guix-devel

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Hi Giovanni,

Giovanni Biscuolo <g@xelera.eu> writes:

> Sorry I don't understand the problem, could you expand please?
>
> The guix (and daemon) versione are those of the channel used when
> creating the install .iso image; booting the 1.40 installer we get a
> "guix version" and "guix describe" value of 989a391...

Not exactly, to include Guix inside the installer image, it somehow
needs to refer to itself.  The way it used to be done was by using the
`guix` package, which necessarily is older than the current commit.
However, we also implemented the `current-guix` hack that basically uses
a guix checkout at the current guix version as the source for the guix
package.  In both cases though, we shouldn't see any differences in
other package's derivations…

Best,
-- 
Josselin Poiret

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