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Re: Multiple profiles with Guix Home

From: Liliana Marie Prikler
Subject: Re: Multiple profiles with Guix Home
Date: Thu, 05 May 2022 19:21:44 +0200
User-agent: Evolution 3.42.1

Am Donnerstag, dem 05.05.2022 um 18:33 +0200 schrieb Maxime Devos:
> > Manifests are scheme code, you can put as many of them into a file
> > as you want.  For the interface to Guix commands you have to return
> > one at a time, sure, but that's not the limitation you think it is.
> Exactly: "guix shell" and the like (currently) only accept a single
> manifest.  
That's not even true.  The manifest flag is repeatable.

> So at least currently (with the exception of "guix install")
> and guix home, profiles correspond to manifests correspond to
> manifest files.  And I'm not sure what limitation you are referring
> to? -- Technically, you can put multiple manifests in a single file,
> but currently these extra manifests are meaningless, given that the
> current CLI tools only support a single manifest at the time.
Exactly.  This limitation is just that, the last line of a file
specified with -m should evaluate to a single manifest.  This does not
imply that a single file can never evaluate to a different manifest
than one it already evaluated to. 

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