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bug#30728: Modification for guix installation script.

From: Clément Lassieur
Subject: bug#30728: Modification for guix installation script.
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:11:35 +0200
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Gábor Boskovits <address@hidden> writes:

> 2018-03-26 11:11 GMT+02:00 Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden>:
>> Hi Clément,
>> > As I said to Chris (Cc'ed), I don't think it's a good idea to install
>> > Guix in root's home directory.  Instead, we should probably honor the
>> > USER and HOME environment variables, so that the command can be run as a
>> > non-root user (with sudo) in a consistent way.  What do you think?
>> The script should be run as root as it follows the manual’s
>> instructions, which tell people to install Guix for the root user and
>> then make it available system-wide.
>> This is why I think that it would be correct to install it to the root’s
>> home directory and not to the sudoing user’s HOME.
>> Or am I missing something?
> I think Ricardo is right on this one. I would also recommend installing in
> root's home directory.

But you don't explain why.  And "as it follows the manual's
instructions" isn't a good reason to me.

> I believe, that installing in a user home would make sense only with a
> big amount of additional instrumentation and documentation changes,
> along with arrangements to allow guix in userspace.

I think it would be fairly easy.  The kind of edit we do all the time
when patches are being reviewed.

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