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Re: How do I control which guix 'system vm-image' puts into the image?

From: myglc2
Subject: Re: How do I control which guix 'system vm-image' puts into the image?
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:32:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

myglc2 <address@hidden> writes:

Please note clarifications ...

> Running GuixSD I am using git checkout 'b006ba5 [behind 15] pull: Update
> the version string.' with ‘/home/g1/.config/guix/latest’ ->
> ‘../../src/guix’
> When I do 'guix system vm-image'; run the image; and do 'M-x
> guix-installed-system-packages' I see a bunch of packages with a "-"
> showing in the Synopsis column and "(This package is obsolete)" shows
> in the "Outputs" field.
> In an earlier exchange, Alex explained that this means that the version
> of the package found in the store _does not match_ the package version
> specified by the version of guix in use by emacs. I hope I got that
> right :-0
> 'guix system reconfigure system.scm' seems to be using my git checkout
> just fine because with ...
> (with-eval-after-load 'geiser-guile
>   (add-to-list 'geiser-guile-load-path "~/src/guix"))
> ... in my emacs init file, I don't see any "obsolete" packages when I do
> 'M-x guix-installed-system-packages'

... on the "builder" machine on which I created the image.
> So... I developed the theory that 'guix system vm-image' was using a
> obsolete version of guix from the store instead of the version in my my
> git checkout (confused yet?).
> So I add guix to 'system.scm'

... and used 'guix system reconfigure system.scm' on the "builder"
machine ...

> to put it in the store in hopes that 'guix
> system vm_image' would pick it up from there. I still have "obsolete"
> packages showing in my vm-image.
> So... heeeeeere is the question:
> How do I control which version of guix is built into an image?
> TIA - George
> Attached: script (img) used to make and run the vm-image and referenced 
> configs.

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