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Re: Guix installer on foreign distro breaks /usr/local/share/info/dir

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Guix installer on foreign distro breaks /usr/local/share/info/dir
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:07:47 +0100


On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 08:00, Garjola Dindi <> wrote:

> I recently installed the Guix package manager on Debian and found
> symlinks on /usr/local/share/info/. One of them looks like this
> ls -l /usr/local/share/info/dir
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root staff 60 Jan 10 12:04 /usr/local/share/info/dir ->
> /var/guix/profiles/per-user/root/current-guix/share/info/dir
> This breaks the info directory. Is this a bug? I didn't do anything
> special during installation.

The culprit seems these lines in etc/

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
    for i in "${var_guix}"/share/info/*; do
        ln -sf "$i" "$info_path"
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

You are expecting symlinks to all except this ’dir’ file, right?

All the best,

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