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bug#36785: Impossible to pull on foreign distro

From: Gábor Boskovits
Subject: bug#36785: Impossible to pull on foreign distro
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:00:48 +0200

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> ezt írta (időpont: 2019. szept. 23., Hét 10:29):
Hi Maxim,

Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> skribis:

> --- a/doc/guix.texi
> +++ b/doc/guix.texi
> @@ -2387,8 +2387,8 @@ Success, you've now booted into Guix System!  From then on, you can update the
>  system whenever you want by running, say:

>  @example
> -guix pull
> -sudo guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm
> +sudo -i guix pull
> +sudo -i guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm
>  @end example

>  @noindent
> @@ -2396,14 +2396,6 @@ This builds a new system generation with the latest packages and services
>  (@pxref{Invoking guix system}).  We recommend doing that regularly so that
>  your system includes the latest security updates (@pxref{Security Updates}).

> -@c See <https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guix-devel/2019-01/msg00268.html>.
> -@quotation Note
> -@cindex sudo vs. @command{guix pull}
> -Note that @command{sudo guix} runs your user's @command{guix} command and
> -@emph{not} root's, because @command{sudo} leaves @code{PATH} unchanged.  To
> -explicitly run root's @command{guix}, type @command{sudo -i guix @dots{}}.
> -@end quotation

I think these bits were correct.

That is, when running “sudo foo”, “foo” is looked up in the user’s
$PATH, not in root’s $PATH.  That’s what led to this text in commit

So this part is fine
I believe sudo -H would work in all distros for doing a root guix pull. Can someone confirm?

Perhaps we need another section for this?  Or perhaps we can drop the

Best regards,

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