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guix build (GNU Guix) - manual page for guix build (GNU Guix) 1.2.0rc2




Build the given PACKAGE-OR-DERIVATION and return their output paths.
-e, --expression=EXPR
build the package or derivation EXPR evaluates to
-f, --file=FILE
build the package or derivation that the code within FILE evaluates to
-m, --manifest=FILE
build the packages that the manifest given in FILE evaluates to
-S, --source
build the packages' source derivations
build source derivations; TYPE may optionally be one of "package", "all" (default), or "transitive"
-s, --system=SYSTEM
attempt to build for SYSTEM--e.g., "i686-linux"
cross-build for TRIPLET--e.g., "armel-linux-gnu"
-d, --derivations
return the derivation paths of the given packages
rebuild items to check for non-determinism issues
repair the specified items
-r, --root=FILE
make FILE a symlink to the result, and register it as a garbage collector root
-v, --verbosity=LEVEL
use the given verbosity LEVEL
-q, --quiet
do not show the build log
return the log file names for the given derivations
-L, --load-path=DIR
prepend DIR to the package module search path
-K, --keep-failed
keep build tree of failed builds
-k, --keep-going
keep going when some of the derivations fail
-n, --dry-run
do not build the derivations
fall back to building when the substituter fails
build instead of resorting to pre-built substitutes
fetch substitute from URLS if they are authorized
do not graft packages
do not attempt to offload builds
mark the build as failed after SECONDS of silence
mark the build as failed after SECONDS of activity
build N times in a row to detect non-determinism
-c, --cores=N
allow the use of up to N CPU cores for the build
-M, --max-jobs=N
allow at most N build jobs
produce debugging output at LEVEL
list package transformation options not shown here
-h, --help
display this help and exit
-V, --version
display version information and exit


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