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Re: New ‘guix graph’ command

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: New ‘guix graph’ command
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:01:12 -0400

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 4:55 PM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Thompson, David" <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Just one question: I see that when using the 'references' type, each
>> node in the graph has an arrow pointing to itself.  Is that
>> intentional?
> It’s not really “each node” but rather “most nodes.”  :-)
> The daemon keeps track of all the references of each item, including
> self-references.  And it turns out that most packages record their
> $prefix in their binaries, for instance, hence the self-reference.  This
> can be seen with ‘guix gc --references’ as well.

That makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!

- Dave

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