The purpose of GNU Guix is to allow users to easily install, upgrade, and remove software packages, without having to know about their build procedures or dependencies. Guix also goes beyond this obvious set of features.
This chapter describes the main features of Guix, as well as the
package management tools it provides. Along with the command-line
interface described below (see
package), you may also use the Emacs-Guix interface (see The Emacs-Guix Reference Manual), after installing
emacs-guix package (run M-x guix-help command to start
guix install emacs-guix