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Re: Could not find bootstrap binary 'guile-2.0.9.tar.xz'

From: Clément Lassieur
Subject: Re: Could not find bootstrap binary 'guile-2.0.9.tar.xz'
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:53:12 +0200
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Joshua,
> Joshua Branson <address@hidden> writes:
>> Maybe I'm being really silly, but don't you just do a guix pull as a
>> root user not as a normal user?
> No.  Guix is not like most distros where you have to be root to update
> the package list, and where root's package list is used by all other
> users.

Well, if guix-daemon points to root's profile (as it should if you
followed the documentation), you would need to do a guix pull as root in
order to update it.  I've no idea if it'll solve the problem though.

> In the Guix model, each user has their own version of Guix and its
> package list.  When a user runs "guix pull", it only updates Guix for
> that particular user, by changing the symlink ~/.config/guix/latest.
> If root runs "guix pull", it only updates the package list for root, by
> changing the symlink ~root/.config/guix/latest.
>     Regards,
>       Mark

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