[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge™

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: the upcoming Great Python2 Purge™
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:42:35 +0100


Maybe I am wrong and I miss one point.

If you have local packages that depends on Guix packages, then it is
not a big issue when the Guix packages are removed. Because you just
have to `guix pull --commit=<sha>' where <sha> points to a Guix commit
owning the required packages.
And if I have correct, you can put that in a manifest and then
instantiate an environment for your local packages.

Instead of splitting off all of Python 2 into a separate channel, why
not just put the python2 packages which need to be removed.
Then nothing breaks and it provides a picture of how many python2
packages necessary to Guix are still there.

Speaking about channel, instead of GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH=~/work/guix/bimbs
you create the file ~/.config/guix/channels.scm containing:

(cons* (channel
        (name 'bimsb)
        (url "file:///home/simon/work/guix/bimsb")
        (branch "master"))


guix pull
guix package -i <your-package>

Here the url file:///home/simon/work/guix/bimsb is a clone of
But you can directly specify Git repo online etc.

Hope that helps

All the best,

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]