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Re: mailing list and Evolution / Email client and: Guix, compared with T

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: mailing list and Evolution / Email client and: Guix, compared with Trisquel/Guix
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2022 19:25:04 +0100
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Zelphir Kaltstahl <> writes:

> I don't see how Trisquel would invariably load incompatible stuff. All
> you do is put the guix profile on the path and from the guix profile
> there are symlinks to the gnu store. Whatever you install in the guix
> profile will then be on the path, but that is just normal, I guess. I
> don't see any issue that I would not have with a different tool
> installing software. I also haven't seen incompatible stuff yet. Might
> be just me installing usually well known software, that has been
> tested more thoroughly and not having run into the edge cases yet.

I’ve seen a lot of users run into problems like that.  The usual suspect
is one of the XDG_* variables.  There may also be problems with caches
that are loaded by programs from Guix *and* the system, and with
standard locations that can affect the behavior of applications.  One
problem manifests itself as a crash when displaying a file dialog, for

These are not unavoidable, but it’s certainly surprising and annoying
when it happens.

Of course, Guix is still a very helpful tool, no matter what distro you
happen to use underneath.


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