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Re: Collect guix profiles in single directory.

From: Leo Prikler
Subject: Re: Collect guix profiles in single directory.
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 14:02:17 +0100
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Am Montag, den 06.01.2020, 19:55 +0100 schrieb zimoun:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 23 Dec 2019 at 12:00, Leo Prikler <
> address@hidden> wrote:
> > This is a proposal to change the current approach.  Instead of
> > splitting Guix config in a way that tries to conform to XDG, but
> > does
> > not really, I propose to use a single directory ~/.guix for all
> > configuration.
> Maybe I misread something but instead I would prefer to move
> ~/.guix-profile under XDG standard, i.e.,
>  - ~/.config/guix/current (or whatever name remembering it is used by
> "guix pull")
>  - ~/.config/guix/default (or 'profile') playing the role of ~/.guix-
> profile

You didn't really misread anything, my argument for guix "not really"
conforming to XDG standards is twofold:
1. it does not take into account $XDG_CONFIG_DIR, which could (in
theory) be set to something different than ~/.config
2. the current `guix pull` state is not configuration, but data, and as
such would be put into ~/.local/share normally (which is not
preferrable, because of the long typing).

Another suggestion I've heard on IRC was ~/.local/guix as a compromise
between ~/.guix and ~/.local/share/guix.  My personal preference is
towards ~/.guix/, as ~/.guix/profile has the same length as ~/.guix-
profile, but again emphasis on the words "personal" and "preference",
meaning I am aware that this is not shared by everyone.  Perhaps we can
also use a variable like $GUIX_PROFILE_DIR to indicate where profiles
should be stored.  That way, I could set mine under ~/.guix, you could
set yours under ~/.config/guix and XDG purists could set theirs under

> (Personally, I prefer having my profile living in the folders of my
> projects, but that another story. ;-)

Project profiles would not go away with this suggestion.  It is merely
meant for people, who split their "default profile" over multiple
profiles (for performance reasons or otherwise).


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