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Re: guix environment ad-hoc manifests

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: guix environment ad-hoc manifests
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:16:21 +0200
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Reza Alizadeh Majd <> writes:

> On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:53:10 +0200
> Ricardo Wurmus <> wrote:
>> Reza Alizadeh Majd <> writes:
>> > it would also be great to be able to pass list of ad-hoc packages,
>> > using a manifest file, something like --ad-hoc-manifest switch. or
>> > maybe there is such option already available that I missed.   
>> What would that look like?  Just a file containing package names?
> yes, a possible use-case would be to provide a development
> environment for a software which is not packaged yet. during
> development phase, we could easily update this manifest file and
> include third-parties we need to use.

But isn’t this exactly what you can use a manifest file for already?
“guix environment” not only accepts a file that describes a package, but
also a manifest.


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