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Re: User-Level services

From: John Soo
Subject: Re: User-Level services
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2019 05:14:28 -0800

Thanks Chris,

I wasn’t aware of the autostart spec so I took a look. Thanks! After reading it 
I’m not sure it provides the retry support (among other things) that a user 
service might provide. I would love to see something closer to an event 
triggered service than forking once and forgetting.

It would be awesome if the Guix System could provide a way to configure these 
declaratively, too. I am not saying shepherd would be the mechanism, 
necessarily either. I just think people - myself included - will probably want 
this feature. 

Thanks again,


> On Feb 9, 2019, at 12:48 AM, Chris Marusich <address@hidden> wrote:
> John Soo <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi Reza,
>> I’m not sure this is possible right now. I recently tried making a
>> service which would need the x display variable and I got stuck right
>> about when I needed the logged in user. I would love to see it though.
>> Does anyone else know?
> I don't think there's an easy solution that's integrated into the Guix
> System (formerly known as GuixSD).  Instead, the best approach is to use
> any of "the usual" methods for starting up user processes.  For example,
> you might use the ~/.config/autostart convention:
> -- 
> Chris

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