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bug#30569: Packages count as installed twice

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#30569: Packages count as installed twice
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 22:55:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:14:21PM +0100, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
>> Even so, you’ll have a file called “manifest” in the profile directory.
>> This is unrelated to whether you used a manifest to create the profile
>> or not.
> I see! Yes, it appeared twice.

Looking more closely, it’s actually possible even now to create a
profile with the exact same entry twice:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix package -p foo -i gnutls gnutls
La jenaj pakoj estos instalataj:
    gnutls      3.5.13  
   gnutls       3.5.13  

substitute: updating list of substitutes from 'https://berlin.guixsd.org'... 
substitute: updating list of substitutes from 'https://mirror.hydra.gnu.org'... 
La jenaj derivoj estos konstruataj:
Creating manual page database...
144 entries processed in 0.1 s
pakoj 2 en profilo
La jenaj medi-variablaj difinoj povos esti necesaj:
   export PATH="foo/bin${PATH:+:}$PATH"
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Weird, but no big deal since they are really the same entry.

(What’s *not* permitted is installing several “gnutls” packages having a
different store file name.  See ‘check-for-collisions’ in (guix

What should we do?  Status quo?  Throwing a ‘delete-duplicates’ call?
Let’s have a poll!  ;-)


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