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Re: [PATCH] Update python-pip to 9.0.1

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Update python-pip to 9.0.1
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:43:23 +0100
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Maxim Cournoyer <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:


>> ‘guix environment’ without --pure adds its own entries to the front of
>> the search paths, which is why we observe this behavior.
> Is this specific to 'guix environment' with --pure vs without --pure?

Without ‘--pure’.  Conversely, ‘--pure’ clears the environment
variables altogether:

> Also, would this behavior be observed for any 3rd
> party package management system, say, the one for ruby, or <some>
> language? If so maybe we could document this behavior somewhere.

What would you add to the document of ‘guix environment’?  It seems
quite clear to me at first sight.

>> In most cases this is what we want (we want to create an environment
>> that prevails over the user’s profile), but I can see why this is
>> problematic here.
>> I would argue that using ‘pip’ in ‘guix environment’ is a bit convoluted
>> anyway, but then again I’m no Python expert.  :-)
> Yes, it is a bit convoluted. But with environments being so convenient,
> I can think that people other than me would attempt this ;)

Yes I can imagine.  :-)


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