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[bug#51192] doc: Mention installation via distro packages.

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Ludovic Courtès Oct. 13, 2021, 8:23 p.m. UTC
* doc/guix.texi (Binary Installation): In quotation, mention Debian,
Ubuntu, and openSUSE.
 doc/guix.texi | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)


For some users, it might be easier to install via Debian/Ubuntu/openSUSE,
which might also handle the most important bits of “Application Setup”,
so this patch mentions this option.



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diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
index 7a4b2c040b..2d23344bcf 100644
--- a/doc/guix.texi
+++ b/doc/guix.texi
@@ -640,6 +640,20 @@  chmod +x guix-install.sh
 @end example
+If you're running Debian or a derivative such as Ubuntu, you can instead
+install the package (it might be a version older than @value{VERSION}
+but you can update it afterwards by running @samp{guix pull}):
+sudo apt install guix
+@end example
+Likewise on openSUSE:
+sudo zypper install guix
+@end example
 When you're done, @pxref{Application Setup} for extra configuration you
 might need, and @ref{Getting Started} for your first steps!
 @end quotation