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Re: readline problem

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: readline problem
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:22:51 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.6.10; emacs 27.2

James Smith <> writes:

> So it seems that guix pull should always be followed by guix package -u ?

No, I don’t think it’s correct to say that.  You can use your updated
Guix to do a lot of things that are completely unrelated to the state of
your default profile.

- install things to a different profile
- use “guix shell” for an ad-hoc environment
- use “guix pack” to build a portable archive
- reconfigure your system with your new Guix

There are also good reasons why you wouldn’t want to upgrade your
default profile every time you upgrade Guix.  Software in your default
profile may not actually build with the current version of Guix, or you
are perfectly happy with the version you have installed, or for
reproducibility reason you really want to stay with the current
well-known versions and only add a new independent tool…

There are problems with gradually building up state in a Guix profile by
consecutively adding packages installed with a different version of
Guix, but this is not a good reason to couple “guix pull” with upgrades
of your profile(s).


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