|Subject:||doc: Proposed note about symlinks in section "invoking guix pull"|
|Date:||Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:05:31 +0100|
The manual reads:
$ guix package -p ~/.config/guix/current --roll-back switched from generation 3 to 2 $ guix package -p ~/.config/guix/current --delete-generations=1 deleting /home/charlie/.config/guix/current-1-link"Users without a working guix is not helped by this.
Ie they get errors when trying to run guix package -p ...:
"Missing guile-gcrypt bla bla"
I suggest a note below this saying:
"Note: if your have wound up with a faulty guix after a "guix pull" you can manually run an older version by looking at the symlinks in your /user/home/.config/guix/ directory.
E.g. if it lists:
$ ls -l /root/.config/guix/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Nov 4 01:24 current -> /root/.config/guix/current-1-link
Then your faulty guix is in current-1-link, and your former probably well working guix is in an older symlink, e.g. current-2-link.
To run the guix-version before the last pull in the example above, run:
Now go ahead and use that older guix to roll back as described above."
What do you think?
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