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Re: guix pull symlink file exists

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: guix pull symlink file exists
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 13:11:46 -0800
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Hi Bradley,

Bradley Haggerty <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden:~/ > sudo -E guix pull
> Migrating profile generations to '/var/guix/profiles/per-user/root'...
> guix pull: error: symlink: File exists:
> "/var/guix/profiles/per-user/root/current-guix"

This sort of problem has occurred for others.  See, for example, this

Perhaps you accidentally ran a command as root which changed ownership
of a symlink from "brad" to "root".  It's possible to do that
accidentally because the "sudo" program is configured to behave
differently on different systems, so it may require slightly different
options than the examples you see from others or in the manual.

What are the outputs of these commands?

  sudo -E env | grep HOME


  sudo -HE env | grep HOME

Thank you,


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