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Re: Merging wip-guix-home to master

From: Andrew Tropin
Subject: Re: Merging wip-guix-home to master
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:14:50 +0300

On 2021-09-24 15:38, Xinglu Chen wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 23 2021, Andrew Tropin wrote:
>> The core part of Guix Home project has been moved from rde
>> repository[fn:1] to wip-guix-home branch of guix repository.
>> I'm about a week on wip-guix-home branch completely and Guix Home works
>> fine.  There are no any major issues on rde-devel and guix-devel mailing
>> lists and it seems that branch is ready to be merged.
>> My guix describe looks like:
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> Generation 114       Sep 17 2021 13:33:55    (current)
>>   rde 31f8003
>>     repository URL:
>>     branch: without-guix-home
>>     commit: 31f800353a781cef25fc80c05ad824a068a049c8
>>   guix a2324d8
>>     repository URL:
>>     branch: wip-guix-home
>>     commit: a2324d8b56eabf8117bca220a507cc791edffd2e
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>> There is a discussion[fn:2] on moving home services to (gnu services
>> ...)  modules, which is likely to happen, but it's possible to do the
>> migration relatively painless by re-exporting necessary symbols in
>> (gnu home-services ...) at first and removing them completely later.
>> Another important part of the work related to Guix Home project is
>> covering related modules and cli with tests, but it can be done in
>> parallel and is not a blocker for merging.
> I noticed that the ‘guix home import’ subcommand is included, but I
> think it needs more thought and feedback from people before it makes its
> way into ‘master’; it also seems to lack documentation.
> I just realized that it generates the following service declaration
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (service
>  home-bash-service-type
>  (home-bash-configuration
>   (bashrc
>    (list (slurp-file-gexp
>           (local-file "/home/yoctocell/.bashrc"))))))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> but when running ‘guix home reconfigure’, the ~/.bashrc file will be
> moved, so when running ‘guix home reconfigure’ for the second time, it
> would read the ~/.bashrc which is itself a symlink to a file the store.
> ‘guix home import’ clearly isn’t in a usable state as of right now…

Yep, I remember that it is not documented.  I think it's ok for
generating a simple sample configuration, but I agree that it's not yet
complete, if you wish I'll disable it in cli.

Just an idea for the future: it's probably better to copy .bashrc to the
current directory and do (local-file "./bashrc").

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