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Package Installation Queries

From: Niall Dooley
Subject: Package Installation Queries
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 17:24:22 +0100

Firstly, I'm an aspiring programmer/hacker and I've gone straight into the deep end with trying to learn GNU/Linux, Emacs etc. I'm also new to Guix and this community so excuse my ignorance. 

I've installed Guix as a package manager on the Trisquel 7 distribution of GNU/Linux running on a (Minifree) Libreboot X60s. I believe it was successful. Hoping to transition to GuixSD at some point and would be grateful to hear if others have had success with this. Anyway,...

I proceeded to install Emacs, Geiser, Magit (subsequently removed), the Source Code Pro (SCP) font, GNU Stow, Git for now and for which I have a number of perhaps trivial queries. A limited search on the list archives turned up nothing so forgive me if these queries have been covered elsewhere.

(1) When I installed magit, v2.8.0 was installed instead of the v2.10.1 listed on hydra. Is this a bug or an error on my part? 

(2) In terms of Emacs, do fellow Guix users install all packages via Guix instead of the traditional ELPA, MELPA route. I suspect they do as I guess that is the point. But I ask for advice as my 'pre-guix' emacs config makes heavy use of the use-package macro installing all third party packages to ~/.emacs.d/elpa . I guess I could add the 'guix-emacs' site-lisp directory for each guix installed package to the load-path specifying this in each specific use-package package declaration. Is that what others do?

(3) Before installing Guix I used SCP as my font for Emacs. However, following the installation of SCP via Guix some unicode glyphs are not rendered correctly as they were before. Note, I did a fresh install of my foreign distro before installing Guix and did not re-install SCP on it. Is there further steps I need to perform to have these unicode glyphs rendered correctly?

(4) I wish to manage my dotfiles with GNU stow. Traditionally, I understand people create a dotfiles directory say under $HOME and create the various subdirectories in this directory from which the symlinks are produced. Is this approach still the same with GNU stow installed via Guix or is the 'stow' directory created elsewhere?



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