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Re: Store channel specification in profile

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Store channel specification in profile
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:21:35 +0100

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> This is exactly what’s currently implemented if you look at
> ~/.guix-profile/manifest, under ‘provenance’.

But does "provenance" tell about the channels?

> Like zimoun writes, it would be nice to have some sort of a “describe”
> command for a regular profile.  Actually maybe “guix describe -p”?
> Actually ‘guix describe -p ~/.guix-profile’ works but doesn’t display
> anything useful.  We could fix that by recognizing the kind of profile,
> somehow.

Seems like a good idea.  How do we define "anything useful" though?
The provenance of packages?  How would we format it?

Pierre Neidhardt

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