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bug#37148: ‘sudo guix pull’ creates root-owned /home/$USER/.cache/guix/…

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: bug#37148: ‘sudo guix pull’ creates root-owned /home/$USER/.cache/guix/…
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:56:32 +0200


After running ‘sudo guix pull’, some directories that guix assumes to be writable are not:

 $ guix pull
Updating channel 'guix' from Git repository at 'https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git'... guix pull: error: Git error: failed to create temporary file '/home/adom/.cache/guix/pull/pjmkglp4t7znuugeurpurzikxq3tnlaywmisyr27shj7apsnalwq/.git/objects/pack/pack_git2_dVwpVq': Permission denied

Now Guix isn't doing anything wrong, per se, and that error message will tip off most jaded Unixbeards, but how about a:

 $ guix pull
warning: /home/<USER>/.cache/… is not writable by the current user <USER> hint: You might want to run ‘chown -R <USER>:<USER> /home/…’ [or just delete it outright? -nckx]


Thanks to adom` in #guix for posting that output.

Kind regards,


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