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Re: Defining user services in Guix.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Defining user services in Guix.
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:06:23 +0200
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Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> skribis:

> personally, I'd just start it inside ~/.xinitrc, ~/.xsession, 
> ~/.fluxbox/startup or similar.  That's a little old-school, though, but it's 
> how I always did those things.  The disadvantage is that if redshift crashes, 
> it's not being brought back up.
> But you can start your own shepherd under your user account and have that 
> shepherd manage user services - it's nice.

That’s exactly what I do.

Surely we could do better, like providing unprivileged users with a tool
akin to ‘guix system reconfigure’ but to manage their own services.
This came up several times in the past.



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