|Subject:||Overview of Guix pull symlinks and thoroughly test it|
|Date:||Wed, 7 Nov 2018 13:15:13 +0100|
Reading (again) about somebody being bit by the pull-bull ;-) (below)
Is there an overview of guix directories and symlinks?
Anyone got any ideas of how to thoroughly test this pull-beast to make it less brittle and erroneous?
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On Ubuntu, starting from
"guix pull: error: symlink: File exists: ..."
I manually removed/changed/created symlinks and had guix working again.
A few `guix pull` and `sudo guix pull` later:
~: guix pull
guile: warning: failed to install locale
hint: Consider installing the `glibc-utf8-locales' or `glibc-locales' package and defining `GUIX_LOCPATH', along these lines:
guix package -i glibc-utf8-locales
See the "Application Setup" section in the manual, for more info.
Migrating profile generations to '/var/guix/profiles/per-user/thorwil'...
guix pull: error: symlink: File exists: "/var/guix/profiles/per-user/thorwil/current-guix"
(glibc-utf8-locales is installed and GUIX_LOCPATH=/home/thorwil/.guix-profile/lib/locale is set, but that's another topic)
~: readlink ~/.config/guix/current
current-1-link doesn't exist!
I'm breathing manually now. I would appreciate an overview of what is supposed to sit where and where it is supposed to point to. I may have gotten something wrong ... but then again, guix working and failing again shortly after isn't exactly the outcome I'd expect in that case.
Sidenote: I wanted to try pulling as root and then choosing the same commit as user, as recently suggested:
~: sudo guix describe
guix: describe: command not found
Plain `guix describe` did work, until this linking business went wrong again.
~: sudo guix --version
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