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[bug#49128] [PATCH] services: Add file system utilities to profile.

From: Brice Waegeneire
Subject: [bug#49128] [PATCH] services: Add file system utilities to profile.
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 22:18:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Hello Ludo’,

Ludovic Courtès <> writes:

> Brice Waegeneire <> skribis:
>> * gnu/services/base.scm (file-system-type->utilities,
>> file-system-utilities): New procedures.
>> (file-system-service-type): Extend 'profile-service-type' with
>> 'file-system-utilities'.
>> * gnu/system.scm (boot-file-system-service): New procedure…
>> (operating-system-default-essential-services): …use it.
>> (%base-packages): Remove 'e2fsprogs'.
>> * gnu/system/file-systems.scm (file-system): Add 'utilities?' field.
> I think <file-system> is not a good place to specify whether one would
> like utilities to be installed; <file-system> records represent
> mountable file systems, and utilities installed in the profile are
> conceptually unrelated.
> Perhaps ‘file-system-service-type’ could extend ‘profile-service-type’
> unconditionally, after all?

I can't think of a use case where you wouldn't wan't such utilites; not
to say there isn't one.  Having a way to specify an other version of a
utility package could be usefull tho.

I don't really care about that part.

- Brice

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