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Re: ./pre-inst-env guix build dangerous inside an environment?

From: Wiktor Żelazny
Subject: Re: ./pre-inst-env guix build dangerous inside an environment?
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:45:57 +0200
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On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 09:40:45PM +0200, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:

> I think this failure mode is pretty terrible and I’m really sorry
> that you encountered it.

At least I learned something about Guix workings. The system is back.
This time, I completed 14.2 without a disaster.

> I wonder if the daemon should just abort with an error when it
> encounters an unknown directory. The problem with that is that
> sometimes directories are left behind when the daemon was forcibly
> killed, and we want those to be cleaned up automatically.

rm -i
cp -i
mv -i

from the shell world come to my mind. Or some --dry-run mode.

> (and an environment to provide the required dependencies to work with
> it)

I guess I need to learn more about Guix environments.


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