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doc: Use existing URLs and file names in installation instructions.

Some users are confused that these URLs and file names don't work, so
change them to the most popular architecture, while still mentioning
alternatives.

* doc/guix.texi (USB Stick and DVD Installation, Binary Installation): Use
x86_64-linux URLs by default.
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Julien Lepiller 2 years ago
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@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ Copyright @copyright{} 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Efraim Flashner@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2016 John Darrington@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2016, 2017 Nikita Gillmann@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Jan Nieuwenhuizen@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2016 Julien Lepiller@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Julien Lepiller@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2016 Alex ter Weele@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Christopher Baines@*
Copyright @copyright{} 2017, 2018, 2019 Clément Lassieur@*
@ -567,17 +567,18 @@ Installing goes along these lines:
@item
@cindex downloading Guix binary
Download the binary tarball from
@indicateurl{@value{BASE-URL}/guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.tar.xz},
where @var{system} is @code{x86_64-linux} for an @code{x86_64} machine
already running the kernel Linux, and so on.
@indicateurl{@value{BASE-URL}/guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.tar.xz},
where @code{x86_64-linux} can be replaced with @code{i686-linux} for an
@code{i686} (32-bits) machine already running the kernel Linux, and so on
(@pxref{GNU Distribution}).
@c The following is somewhat duplicated in ``System Installation''.
Make sure to download the associated @file{.sig} file and to verify the
authenticity of the tarball against it, along these lines:
@example
$ wget @value{BASE-URL}/guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.tar.xz.sig
$ gpg --verify guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.tar.xz.sig
$ wget @value{BASE-URL}/guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.tar.xz.sig
$ gpg --verify guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.tar.xz.sig
@end example
If that command fails because you do not have the required public key,
@ -603,7 +604,7 @@ you may have to run @code{su -} or @code{sudo -i}. As @code{root}, run:
@example
# cd /tmp
# tar --warning=no-timestamp -xf \
/path/to/guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.tar.xz
/path/to/guix-binary-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.tar.xz
# mv var/guix /var/ && mv gnu /
@end example
@ -1917,8 +1918,8 @@ about their support in GNU/Linux.
An ISO-9660 installation image that can be written to a USB stick or
burnt to a DVD can be downloaded from
@indicateurl{@value{BASE-URL}/guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.iso.xz},
where @var{system} is one of:
@indicateurl{@value{BASE-URL}/guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.iso.xz},
where you can replace @code{x86_64-linux} with one of:
@table @code
@item x86_64-linux
@ -1933,8 +1934,8 @@ Make sure to download the associated @file{.sig} file and to verify the
authenticity of the image against it, along these lines:
@example
$ wget @value{BASE-URL}/guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.iso.xz.sig
$ gpg --verify guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.iso.xz.sig
$ wget @value{BASE-URL}/guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.iso.xz.sig
$ gpg --verify guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.iso.xz.sig
@end example
If that command fails because you do not have the required public key,
@ -1965,7 +1966,7 @@ To copy the image to a USB stick, follow these steps:
Decompress the image using the @command{xz} command:
@example
xz -d guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.iso.xz
xz -d guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.iso.xz
@end example
@item
@ -1974,7 +1975,7 @@ its device name. Assuming that the USB stick is known as @file{/dev/sdX},
copy the image with:
@example
dd if=guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.iso of=/dev/sdX
dd if=guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.iso of=/dev/sdX
sync
@end example
@ -1990,7 +1991,7 @@ To copy the image to a DVD, follow these steps:
Decompress the image using the @command{xz} command:
@example
xz -d guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.iso.xz
xz -d guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.iso.xz
@end example
@item
@ -1999,7 +2000,7 @@ its device name. Assuming that the DVD drive is known as @file{/dev/srX},
copy the image with:
@example
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/srX=guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.@var{system}.iso
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/srX=guix-system-install-@value{VERSION}.x86_64-linux.iso
@end example
Access to @file{/dev/srX} usually requires root privileges.

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