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Re: guix environment ad-hoc manifests

From: Zelphir Kaltstahl
Subject: Re: guix environment ad-hoc manifests
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:05:10 +0200
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On 10/22/20 6:00 PM, wrote:
> 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.
Or perhaps a solution could be to simply allow multiple --manifest
files, so that one could oneself distinguish between them via file name,
but Guix uses them as if their content was merged in one file instead?

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