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Re: UI whishlist: guix pull channel name?

From: sirgazil
Subject: Re: UI whishlist: guix pull channel name?
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 13:28:31 +0000
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 ---- On Sat, 25 Apr 2020 07:53:04 +0000 zimoun <address@hidden> wrote ----
 > Dear,
 > Maybe it is already possible and I miss the feature.
 > Currently, I have a couple of channels described in
 > '~/.config/guix/channels.scm'. So, "guix pull" fetch all of them in
 > row. Nice!
 > Time to time, I would like to only pull one specific channel, e.g.,
 > only '%default-channels'.
 > I added the file '~/.config/guix/default-channels.scm' containing only
 > '%default-channels' and then I run "guix pull -C
 > ~/.config/guix/default-channels.scm'". It is cumbersome.
 > It seems even trickier to only pull one specific channel because of
 > the configuration files.
 > An UI such that "guix pull --channel-names=<name>" where <name> is the
 > name give in the channel file. Without a short option because this
 > kind of situation is infrequent.
 > And with the convention "guix pull --channel-names=none" should pull
 > only '%default-channels'.
 > Moreover, time to to time, the channel is broken and I have no time to
 > fix it but I need to pull for other reasons.
 > What do you think?


This has been requested before (not formally, I think).

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