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Re: distinguishing between applications and libraries

From: Robert Vollmert
Subject: Re: distinguishing between applications and libraries
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2019 15:35:18 +0200

> On 1. Jul 2019, at 23:48, Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:
>> - `guix search` would ignore library packages by default
> I think it’s valid for users to want to install libraries.  For Python,
> for example, installing modules that don’t provide any executables
> appears to be the norm.

The idea would be that

`guix search <topic>`

would find applications related to topic, while e.g.

`guix search [-l|--include-libraries] <topic>`

would include library packages. So installing libraries would still
be possible.

(It needn’t be a “application vs library” distinction either, it could
be “graphical vs command line” or “user vs development” or whatever.)


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