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Locale and TOR Configuration Issues

From: julia . galaman
Subject: Locale and TOR Configuration Issues
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2020 15:28:10 +0200 (CEST)

Hello everyone,

I have two issues. One is silly and the other is a bit less silly (I think). 
Please be patient with me, as I'm new and pretty terrified.

1) It's about the locale settings. So I am supposed to export the path to my 
locale as in the command given in the manual and hints, but when I try to give 
the path to any of the actual locales instead of just the locale directory or 
version, the console freezes and stays like that without any error message. 
Could you please tell me how this path should actually look?

2) As you know, both /gnu/store and /home/user/.guix-profile are mounted in 
read-only mode by default. I read that it is for safety. But the problem is 
that because by design all programs get installed in the 'local copies' of 
their normal directories (e.g. instead of /etc it's 
/home/user/.guix-profile/etc), all their config files automatically become 
read-only, even for superuser. In my case it was the torrc file, which has to 
be edited or else it won't work. I tried to force it and remount /gnu/store in 
read-write mode, then insert my edited torrc file, but after reboot all the 
changes disappeared. 

So logically speaking there has to be a way around it, like a piece of software 
that acts as a middleman for all the changes you want to make in /gnu/store, 
making it harder to screw up the system. There was a scrap of info in the 
manual about using guix-daemon to do this, but it was merely mentioned. It's 
really hard for me to understand the manual without broader context, so I might 
have misunderstood or omitted something. I would be really glad if someone 
found the time to explain to me why it works like that and how things get done 

Thanks in advance.

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