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Re: How to install GWL?

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: How to install GWL?
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 14:46:32 +0100

Hi Ricardo,

On Fri, 31 Jan 2020 at 12:07, Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:

> Channels don’t allow for any fancy installation or setup.  The Guile
> modules provided by a channel are compiled just in time when running
> “guix pull”.  It doesn’t seem like a good idea for the GWL to hook into
> the channels mechanism when it doesn’t provide what channels were
> designed to help implement: extensions to the package graph.

I got it. :-)

> I think inferiors also give GWL users a feature that would otherwise be
> missing: to run arbitrary workflows with arbitrary channel definitions
> via inferiors without having to first manually execute “guix pull” to
> switch to the particular channels that a workflow requires.  Using
> inferiors gives a superior user experience, in my opinion.

I understand.

Thank you for explaining. Now, it is all clear to me.


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