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Re: delete profile

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: delete profile
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:28:52 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Pjotr Prins (2017-03-14 05:55 +0000) wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:35:56PM +0300, Alex Kost wrote:
>> Federico Beffa (2017-03-12 18:28 +0100) wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I've created a profile for test purposes with
>> >
>> > guix package -p $HOME/guix-test-profile -m test-manifest.scm
>> >
>> > that now I would like to delete.  I've looked up the documentation but
>> > not found any suitable command.  What's the recommended procedure to
>> > delete it?
>> I would simply remove it and all its generations
>> ("$HOME/guix-test-profile-XX-link") manually.  I don't know if there is
>> any recommended way to do it though.
> That removes the symlinks to a directory in /var/guix/profiles.

No, "$HOME/guix-test-profile" was not a symlink to
"/var/guix/profiles/...".  Try this:

  guix package --no-grafts -i hello -p /tmp/test-profile
  ls -l /tmp/test-profile*

As you can see, now there is "/tmp/test-profile" which points to a
single generation which points to "/gnu/store…-profile".

> I think you also need to remove the links in the latter if you want
> the garbage collection to work.
> Is that correct?

No, as you can see "/var/guix/profiles/..." was not modified in any way.
So removing "/tmp/test-profile*" links should be enough; next time "guix
gc" will remove the store entries for the created profile.


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