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Re: guix pull only from private channel

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: guix pull only from private channel
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 12:44:09 +0100


On Tue, 22 Dec 2020 at 09:27, Phil <> wrote:

> Yep this is what I've ended up doing - but am still a bit surprised that
> even with a pinned guix commit id, and a private channel containing a
> single trivial package with available substitute, doing a 'git pull' is
> still fairly expensive (approx 1min).  This is quicker than pulling
> latest guix, of course - so there is some improvement.

I agree.  Some optimizations could be done, maybe by cutting some
unnecessary computations or check.

> Personally I think GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH still serves some practical
> purpose, which is not as well covered by channels?

Personally, I do not use GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH for local packages but the
option ’--load-path’ when I need it.

All the best,

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