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Re: How do I check out a package w/o installing it?

From: George myglc2 Clemmer
Subject: Re: How do I check out a package w/o installing it?
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:42:23 -0500
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.18; emacs 25.3.1

On 01/30/2018 at 01:16 Thompson writes:

> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 7:47 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> So 'guix package -i znc' implicitly adds man-db and info-reader.
>> Maybe 'guix environment --add-hoc znc' should do that too?
> Sorry, that's not quite right.  Running 'guix package -i znc' will
> install znc and *nothing* else. Only by additionally installing man-db
> to your profile will you have MANPATH configured properly.  'guix
> package' and 'guix environment' are consistent with each other since
> they both use the same underlying profile management code.
> Hope this clears things up further,
> - Dave

Gee, that's not what I see here.  I did 'guix package -i znc' and 'man
znc' become immediately available in all my sessions and man-db is not
in my profile ...

address@hidden ~$ guix package -I | grep man-db
address@hidden ~$ guix --version
guix (GNU Guix)

BTW, I'm running GuixSD.

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