On Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 02:17:58PM +0100, dvn wrote:
> I'm experimenting with `guix pack`, particularly with the docker format.
> 
> I want to generate a tarball like so `guix pack -f docker bash
> figlet` -- and then after loading with docker, be able to run the packed
> commands. No $PATH is set in the container, so after digging around in
> the tarball, I decided to try something like this: `docker run -ti 
> profile:lhavpi5ngs7infrh9b4nppriy4azgbwv
> /gnu/store/ars9lm9jk9hgdifg0gqvf1jrvz5mdg1j-bash-4.4.12/bin/bash` -- and
> that works! woo!
> 
> This is much nicer than using an unverified Debian or Ubuntu layer in a 
> docker container, just have a
> way of installing a few packages -- which is really all we need in containers 
> 99% of the time.
> 
> What have other people done in this direction? What are some ideas for
> setting up the $PATH in a nice way?

Use -S, some examples

  https://github.com/pjotrp/guix-notes/blob/master/CONTAINERS.org


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