<alezost>ACTION still can't use guix repo through ssh (and git but it's not important) :-(
<alezost>efraim: rekado: do you also have this problem?
<roelj>Is there an option for the guix-daemon to only download substitutes and never build something itself?
<alezost>I don't know, but I don't think so: what if you would want to build your own "foo" package? There can't be substitutes for it
<roelj>Yes, well you'd have to build it somewhere else so it can be substituted.
<roelj>And that's exactly what I'd like to achieve.. run the build process on one machine while it should be installed at another.
<alezost>ah, interesting, well I don't know; I would begin with looking at "guix-daemon --help"
<roelj>If I add an option "--substitutes-only" to the daemon, would that be something the project is willing to upstream?
<roelj>I know it kind of defeats the purpose of the "build daemon" to not be able to build anything, but for the case of a slow machine and a fast machine that can better deal with the build processes, this may be interesting.
<roelj>Or would it then be a better idea to run the daemon on the fast machine anyway..
<roelj>And add networking functionality for communicating between the daemon and the "front-end"