[rb-general] [bootstrappable] Re: GNU Mes 0.19 released

Ricardo Wurmus rekado at elephly.net
Mon Dec 17 12:19:43 CET 2018

Hi Arne,

> Do you have a document showing the bootstrap path — ideally in graph
> form, i.e. with plantuml activity diagram?
> http://plantuml.com/activity-diagram-legacy

You can see the current bootstrap path here:


This is without the path from virtually nothing to mes + mescc tools,
i.e. mes and mescc tools currently are bootstrap binaries here.

>>  - use Gash to remove bash, coreutils&co, grep, sed, tar from the Guix
>>    bootstrap binaries
> Is this about configure+make?

You can see in the graph that “bootstrap-binaries” is a collection of
statically linked binaries including tar, gzip, patch, coreutils, etc.
Most if not all of these could be removed with Gash.


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