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Re: Defining user services in Guix.

From: Mekeor Melire
Subject: Re: Defining user services in Guix.
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:02:08 +0200
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Mathieu Othacehe <address@hidden> writes:

>>> But you can start your own shepherd under your user account and have that 
>>> shepherd manage user services - it's nice.
> Thank you Danny for the details procedure. I'll use that for now !
>> 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.
> Well, I think it's too bad that user services can't be handled as easily
> as the other services in Guix.
> I would be eager to participate to some sort of guix system reconfigure
> --user-services that would allow people to write and share their
> unpriviledged services :).

Btw, beside user-specific services, we also already discussed
user-specific aliases for the `guix ...` commands. So now, there are at
least two things a user-specific configuration file could contain. :)

One, the system.scm would contain

        ; ...
            ; ...

And secondly, each user could have a user.scm e.g. like

        ; ...
                ("sysrec" "system reconfigure")
                ("pl"     "pull")
                ; ...
            ; ...

or similar :)

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