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Re: Profiles/manifests-related command line interface enhancements

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Profiles/manifests-related command line interface enhancements
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:36:32 +0100

Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> writes:

> This does open some interesting possibilities, such as experts defining
> personalized system configurations which are then easy to install for
> anyone. Although I am not terribly fond of the idea of typing URLs into
> an installer.

This should not be an issue once we have Live Guix with a graphical
installer and all :)

> The bigger issue is config.scm - again unrestricted Guile code, like
> manifests. That's not good for publishing because we shouldn't encourage
> anyone to run unrestricted code from untrusted sources.

I think the most common use case here is to provide your own config.scm
that you have in some git repository for instance.

Pierre Neidhardt

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