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Re: Should I upgrade root user's guix too?

From: Oleg Pykhalov
Subject: Re: Should I upgrade root user's guix too?
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:36:30 +0300
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Hello Hartmut,

Hartmut Goebel <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 26.09.2017 um 20:10 schrieb Oleg Pykhalov:
>> Adonay Felipe Nogueira <address@hidden> writes:
>>> As a personal preference, I always do:
>>> # guix pull && guix package -u
>>> ... as root, and then:
>>> $ guix pull && guix package -u
>>> ... as normal user
>> I wrote a little script to not compile 2 times :-)
> What should be the use of pulling guix for both root and the user?

I assume it could be very useful as Ludovic mentioned in with “channels”.  So
your root could have stable channel, while your user could have bleeding
edge channel from my understanding.

> If you symlink root's `guix` into e.g. /usr/local/bin, all users can use
> root's version:
> ln -s /var/guix/profiles/per-user/root/guix-profile/bin/guix
> /usr/local/bin/guix
> This is described in
> number 6.

Nice tip, thanks.

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