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bug#32183: New ‘guix pull’ /root/.config/current/bin/guix: Permission de

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#32183: New ‘guix pull’ /root/.config/current/bin/guix: Permission denied
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:44:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hello Konrad,

Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> skribis:

> But there still seems to be some collateral damage, since I could not
> use "guix pull" any more on my standard user account:
>   $ guix pull
>   Migrating profile generations to '/var/guix/profiles/per-user/hinsen'...
>   guix pull: error: rename-file: Invalid cross-device link

This was fixed in a subsequent commit:


To work around it, you can pull from an older generation, along these

  ~/.config/guix/current-42-link/bin/guix pull

(This will work because this older guix won’t attempt to move your
generations to /var/guix/profiles, so it allows you to “jump over” the

Let me know how it goes!

It’s terrible that a function like this that looks trivial has been
causing so much trouble.  Sorry about that.  :-/


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