GNU bug report logs - #47631
Add graphical installation and solve tons of headache

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Package: guix; Reported by: bo0od <bo0od@HIDDEN>; Keywords: notabug; Done: Ludovic Courtès <ludo@HIDDEN>; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.
bug closed, send any further explanations to 47631 <at> debbugs.gnu.org and bo0od <bo0od@HIDDEN> Request was from Ludovic Courtès <ludo@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
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Subject: Re: bug#47631: Add graphical installation and solve tons of headache
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Hi,

bo0od <bo0od@HIDDEN> skribis:

> According to my communications on IRC i see that guix doesnt want to
> have an offline installation, Which mean it need internet connection=20
> available at the installation process.

More specifically, we cannot guarantee that an off-line installation
would work because it depends on the software and services you=E2=80=99ll
choose.

> This is fine except when user having either static-ip or using VM
> which doesnt give readable network interface to the distro inside it
> (falling into same category of static-ip).
>
> solving/giving:
>
> - Adding static IP and so as manually installing is not well
>   documented and need knowledge and skills (very faraway to be handled
>  by new users)check #47630

Right, this one=E2=80=99s already filed.

> - Easiness of modifying things e.g instead of using tens of commands
>   it will be replaced with couple of clicks and for surely less typing=20
> (compare gparted vs parted steps or network-manager vs ip commands and
> so on). You can checkout many distros whos giving this opportunity
> like nixos, trisquel/triskel, mint...etc

Did you try the graphical installation?

  https://guix.gnu.org/en/videos/system-graphical-installer/

It=E2=80=99s key strokes rather than clicks, but I think it addresses most =
of
the issues you describe.

> - Give trial usage of the distro for the user before installing it

Did you try the live VM image?

  https://guix.gnu.org/en/download/

I=E2=80=99m closing because I don=E2=80=99t see anything actionable.  Pleas=
e file issues
focused on specific problems.

Thanks,
Ludo=E2=80=99.




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Hi There,

According to my communications on IRC i see that guix doesnt want to 
have an offline installation, Which mean it need internet connection 
available at the installation process.

This is fine except when user having either static-ip or using VM which 
doesnt give readable network interface to the distro inside it (falling 
into same category of static-ip).

solving/giving:

- Adding static IP and so as manually installing is not well documented 
and need knowledge and skills (very faraway to be handled by new 
users)check #47630

- Easiness of modifying things e.g instead of using tens of commands it 
will be replaced with couple of clicks and for surely less typing 
(compare gparted vs parted steps or network-manager vs ip commands and 
so on). You can checkout many distros whos giving this opportunity like 
nixos, trisquel/triskel, mint...etc

- Give trial usage of the distro for the user before installing it

...etc

And any user who doesnt want GUI he can switch to tty for commands or 
textual installation. (The image of the guix will be bigger for surely, 
But as they say the bigger the better)

ThX!




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