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bug#36785: Impossible to pull on foreign distro

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: bug#36785: Impossible to pull on foreign distro
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:09:52 +0900
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

They are correct when applied to a Guix System; what my commits aim to
do is make them generally true regardless of the Guix System vs foreign
distro situation, in an attempt to negate possible confusion.  It's not
succeeding, obviously :-).

I had modified that bit of the manual because that's apparently the only
place where we mention 'sudo guix pull' in the manual.

In the commit message I wrote:

   Although this section is specific to Guix System, it is likely to be
   read by users of foreign GNU/Linux distributions as well.  Remove the
   note, given that sudo doesn't preserve the user's PATH on foreign
   distributions such as Debian.

> 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
> 796a4491fdaa4a0a3d669457b89356f9fbfc966e.
> So this part is fine.
> Perhaps we need another section for this?  Or perhaps we can drop the
> ball…

Agreed, until more real use cases come so that the proper solution can
be more clear (in regards to what needs to be changed in the manual).


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