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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: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 00:23:34 +0900
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:


> It’s a paragraph that explains how to upgrade Guix System, so I think
> foreign distros should be discussed elsewhere.  (I appreciate your
> attempt to add proper documentation about that for foreign distros!)
>> what my commits aim to do is make them generally true regardless of
>> 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.
> But users of foreign distros would hopefully realize that ‘guix system
> reconfigure’ (in the same snippet) is not for them.  :-)

I've been guilty myself of using C-s or 'i' in the manual and reading
something that didn't apply to my system but *did* match my
search... :-) 

>> What about adding a section that we could call “Upgrading Guix”
> under “Application Setup”, which is where setup on foreign distros is
> discussed?
> The section could say:
>   1. Run ‘guix pull’ to upgrade Guix.
>   2. When you need to upgrade the build daemon, for instance, which runs
>      as root, run:
>        sudo -i guix pull
> How does that sound?

This sounds much simpler than attempting to twist some other section
into something it wasn't really meant for ;-).

I've attached a simple patch implementing the idea.

Thanks for your patience!


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