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Re: Updating Packages

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: Re: Updating Packages
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:52:24 +0200

Raghav Gururajan wrote:
I had an idea/suggestion. How about adding "guix system -u" feature to guix? So the difference between "guix system reconfigure" and "guix system -u" would be; the former does the reconfiguration cum upgrade process whereas the latter does just the upgrade process to system packages in the existing configuration.

But this arbitrary distinction doesn't make sense.

The system configuration file is a configuration file. Like any other configuration file on your system, if you edit it and then invoke a new ’guix system’, Guix will use the current version of that configuration, not silently fall back to an out-of-date copy. That's how config files work.

Unless you're sendmail, and nobody wants to be sendmail.

Kind regards,


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