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Re: Collect guix profiles in single directory.

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Collect guix profiles in single directory.
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:04:30 +0100

> The thing with XDG_CONFIG_HOME and config-directory is, that it doesn't
> allow me to set config-directory directly AND requires all other
> configuration to be put in the new XDG_CONFIG_HOME as well.  I
> personally wouldn't mind reading all profiles from config-directory,
> but I would like a way to set that to ~/.guix.

Make sense, we need to define a GUIX_CONFIG_HOME that expands to
XDG_CONFIG_HOME/guix by default.

>> By time creation/modification?
> mtime will cause weird bugs if you do single upgrades of profiles. 
> ctime may be acceptable, depending on how familiar one is with touch,
> but I'd personally prefer reverse alphabetical because it is the
> easiest to understand.

To be clear, I think we need to speak in terms of priority: should "a"
have higher priority than "z" or the other way around?

Pierre Neidhardt

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