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* README (Hacking): Mention `--with-nixpkgs'.  List the autotools and
  Gettext, as suggested by Nikita Karetnikov <nikita.karetnikov@gmail.com>.
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Ludovic Courtès 9 years ago
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@ -20,11 +20,23 @@ Guix currently depends on the following packages:
- [[http://gnupg.org/][GNU libgcrypt]], or [[http://nongnu.org/libchop/][libchop]]
For bootstrapping purposes, it is useful to reuse packages from Nixpkgs.
For this to work, you need to have a checkout of the Nixpkgs repository,
with the `NIXPKGS' environment variable pointing to it.
For this to work, you need to have a checkout of the Nixpkgs repository;
the `--with-nixpkgs' option allows you to let `configure' know where the
Nixpkgs checkout is.
- [[http://nixos.org/nixpkgs/][Nixpkgs]]
When building Guix from a checkout, the following packages are also
required:
- [[http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/][GNU Autoconf]]
- [[http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/][GNU Automake]]
- [[http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/][GNU Gettext]]
The "autoreconf -vi" command can be used to generate the build system
infrastructure; it reports an error if an inappropriate version of the
above packages is being used.
* How It Works
Guix does the high-level preparation of a /derivation/. A derivation is


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