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bug#20255: 'search-paths' should respect both user and system profile.

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: bug#20255: 'search-paths' should respect both user and system profile.
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:24:54 -0400
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宋文武 <address@hidden> writes:

>> [...]
>>> The idea to generate profile from search-paths is not new,
>>> I heard it from you IIRC.
>>> I think it's the time to do it.
>> Agreed, the plan makes sense and I think we have all the bits.
>> A related question is whether to encode search path environment
>> variables into the manifest (currently they are “guessed” by looking at
>> same-named packages; see (guix build package).)  I think that would
>> probably simplify things and make it easier to share this environment
>> variable code.
>> Thoughts?
> I see, currently search-paths depends on the packages recipes. If we
> update the related scheme code, then search-paths got updated, even we
> didn't touch packages in profile at all.  It's a little confusing.
> So I think we should encode the search-paths for each package in
> manifest.

I agree.


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