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bug#33647: First `guix pull' behaves unexpectedly

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#33647: First `guix pull' behaves unexpectedly
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:30:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Diego Nicola Barbato <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:


>> In addition, be aware that Bash maintains a cache of commands it looked
>> up in $PATH.  Thus it may be that, say, it had cached that ‘guix’ is
>> really /run/current-system/profile/bin/guix.  When you pulled, it didn’t
>> invalidate its cache thus you kept using that old version.
>> The solution is to run “hash guix” at the Bash prompt to force cache
>> invalidation (info "(bash) Bourne Shell Builtins").
> I believe this is it.  This also explains why ‘which guix’ returned the
> updated guix while ‘guix --version’ claimed it was still the older
> version, which I found rather confusing.
> I am afraid being unaware of this has led me to inadvertently downgrade
> GuixSD whenever I reconfigured for the first time after a fresh install.

Yeah.  This is not strictly speaking a Guix bug, but clearly it’s a
common pitfall.  Perhaps we should print a hint upon completion?


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