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2.2 Requirements

This section lists requirements when building Guix from source. The build procedure for Guix is the same as for other GNU software, and is not covered here. Please see the files README and INSTALL in the Guix source tree for additional details.

GNU Guix is available for download from its website at

GNU Guix depends on the following packages:

The following dependencies are optional:

Unless --disable-daemon was passed to configure, the following packages are also needed:

When configuring Guix on a system that already has a Guix installation, be sure to specify the same state directory as the existing installation using the --localstatedir option of the configure script (see localstatedir in GNU Coding Standards). Usually, this localstatedir option is set to the value /var. The configure script protects against unintended misconfiguration of localstatedir so you do not inadvertently corrupt your store (see The Store).



The Guile bindings to GnuTLS were distributed as part of GnuTLS until version 3.7.8 included.

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