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Re: delete profile

From: Federico Beffa
Subject: Re: delete profile
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:43:24 +0100
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> Federico Beffa (2017-03-14 09:42 +0100) wrote:
>> Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> writes:
>> 'guix -p $HOME/guix-test-profile' lists only 1 generation (but I did
>> create another one and then I rolled-back).
>> I run 'guix gc' and now I find dangling symlinks in my $HOME.
> What dangling symlinks?  Just remove them :-)

Of this type:

$HOME/guix-test-profile-XXX-link -> /gnu/store/...

Yes, sure, I deleted them.  It just seems strange that a GC leaves
dangling links around.

>> One
>> symlink is still active (the active generation) which imply that it is
>> registered as a GC root.
> Look at /var/guix/gcroots/auto/ to see the registered GC roots, but
> don't remove them manually, just remove the profile links you created,
> then "guix gc" should clean the store from those profiles.
>> However, it's not in
>> '/usr/local/var/guix/profiles' (I installed from source with the default
>> prefix=/usr/local).
> this var/guix/profiles is only for system and per-user profiles.
> Profiles that you create explicitly (with --profile option) are not
> placed there.
>> Not sure where to find it.
> I'm not sure what you mean: the profiles you created with "guix package
> -p $HOME/guix-test-profile -i ..." are in the store and the symlinks to
> them are these "$HOME/guix-test-profile[-XXX-link]" links.  Simply remove
> these links and run "guix gc".

As Pjotr suggested, I was expecting to have to delete a GC root
somewhere.  If this is not the case then the better.

Thanks for the explanation.

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