GNU bug report logs - #68264
awscli@2.2.0 downloads and runs a docker container from a large american corporation

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Package: guix; Reported by: "Collin J. Doering" <collin@HIDDEN>; dated Fri, 5 Jan 2024 14:54:01 UTC; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.

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Subject: awscli@HIDDEN downloads and runs a docker container from a large
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One thing I deeply appreciate about Gnu Guix is the fact that I have assura=
nce that I have installed and am using software that respects my fundamenta=
l software freedoms. My understanding based on Guix's packaging guidelines =
( is tha=
t a package should include all necessary software, libraries and resources =
necessary for the program to function; either directly or via dependencies.=
 However, it appears that awscli@HIDDEN (and all former versions of the v2 v=
ariant of awscli) download a docker image and run it. This is evident by th=
e following, where guix shell is used to run awscli@HIDDEN in a container, b=
ut docker and its daemon are not present.

=2D-8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
=E2=9E=9C guix shell -C awscli@HIDDEN -- awsv2 --version
AWS CLI v2 command: docker run -i --rm -v /home/collin/.aws:/root/.aws -v /=
home/collin:/aws amazon/aws-cli
14:45:09 - awscliv2 - ERROR - Executable not found: docker
=2D-8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

I propose awscli@HIDDEN be removed immediately from guix.

Kind regards

PS: I have a packaged version of awscliv2 (2.15.6) available

It is still in need of some cleanup, and awscli is in an odd place (given t=
he dependencies they vendor and fork), but it does work, and it depends on =
sources. This also follows closely to what nix does (see

Collin J. Doering

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