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Re: Store channel specification in profile

From: Konrad Hinsen
Subject: Re: Store channel specification in profile
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:01:47 +0100

Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Cleaning up just means updating the profile.
>> You mean with
>> guix upgrade -p /path/to/profile?


>> OK, but what about a system where you don't have the profile, only the
>> specification file?

OK, that's at the other end, for the user of a specification file. That
must indeed be handled by some option to "guix package".

> Instead, I suggest we use a --use-default-channels boolean flag and then we
> could leverage guix time-machine to force a specific channel
> specification on a manifest:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> guix time-machine --channels=foo.scm -- package -m specs.scm 
> --use-default-channels
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---



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