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doc: Clarify that `guix-build' really is for developers.

* doc/guix.texi (Invoking guix-build): Make it clear that `guix-build'
  doesn't access the user's profile, and add cross-ref to `guix-package'.
  Suggested by Nikita Karetnikov <nikita@karetnikov.org>.
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Ludovic Courtès 9 years ago
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@section Invoking @command{guix-build}
The @command{guix-build} command builds packages or derivations and
their dependencies, and prints the resulting store paths. It is mainly
useful for distribution developers. The general syntax is:
their dependencies, and prints the resulting store paths. Note that it
does not modify the user's profile---this is the job of the
@command{guix-package} command (@pxref{Invoking guix-package}). Thus,
it is mainly useful for distribution developers.
The general syntax is:
@example
guix-build @var{options} @var{package-or-derivation}@dots{}
@ -1015,7 +1019,7 @@ Build the packages' source derivations, rather than the packages
themselves.
For instance, @code{guix-build -S gcc} returns something like
@file{/nix/store/xxx-gcc-4.7.2.tar.bz2}, which is GCC's source tarball.
@file{/nix/store/@dots{}-gcc-4.7.2.tar.bz2}, which is GCC's source tarball.
@item --system=@var{system}
@itemx -s @var{system}


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