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GUIX_LOCPATH in empty environments vs profiles

From: Phil Beadling
Subject: GUIX_LOCPATH in empty environments vs profiles
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:25:30 +0100

Hi all,

I've noticed what looks like me to be a discrepancy between environments
and profile.

I'm running Guix as a package manager over Ubuntu in this instance.

If I create even an empty environment in Guix, GUIX_LOCPATH is set, but in
order to achieve the same ends in a profile I need to explicitly include
glibc-utf8-locales as either a propagated input or in a manifest (assuming
my default profile is empty).

This tripped me up the last 24 hours - I had a manifest which would install
and run just fine as an environment but which was producing mysterious
runtime errors after installing without error into a profile (due to one of
the libraries requiring locale files I eventually worked out).

I've always expected enironments and profiles to behave the same as a
runtime environment, when provided with the same inputs to create them - is
there a reason for this discrepancy that I'm missing?

Should I always install locales into my default profile, rather than keep
them empty (they are not needed for many of my profile use-cases so it
seems a waste to install them by default)?


$ guix environment

The following derivation will be built:


*building profile with 0 packages...*




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