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Re: Guix home, guix system, channels, some noob questions

From: sebastien rey-coyrehourcq
Subject: Re: Guix home, guix system, channels, some noob questions
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:32:20 +0200 (CEST)


I jump into guile world by learning and copy/pasting Dominic Martinez config :) 

Everything going pretty well but now i'm blocked with yubikey configuration. 

And without yubikey that contain your only private key to sign/decrypt 
everything, that's a little complicated ...

Running "gpg --card-status" my yubikey is correclty detected. That a good news 
... BUT that's all, 
other command don't work, for example both : 

gpg --list-secret-keys

gpg --list-keys 

don't ask pin, and return nothing when yubikey is plugged ... 
gnome seahorse also see nothing ...
emacs see anything when i try to decipher thing ...

I reboot and retry without success ...

I miss something with this $# gpg-agent conf ? 

I post the home config here :

June 1, 2022 10:38:09 PM CEST "Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq" 
<> wrote:Thanks Julien, Daniel, Dominic, 
Efraim for these very detailed answers 
and snippets, that will be very useful in my current migration from 
Ubuntu to Guix.

I answer here if i need some highlights or if i found interesting 
questions or remarks to share with you.

Best regards,

Le 26/05/2022 à 02:31, Dominic Martinez a écrit :
> Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq <> 
> writes:
>> The only things holding me back at the moment is two things :
>> a) doom emacs flavour, how to manage the fact that doom use straigt.el
>> to maintain packages
> I don't think it's possible to use Doom with Guix emacs packages, but 
> you can just set up Doom as you would on another distro. I did this 
> while I transitioned to a Guix config, using ~home-files-service-type~ 
> to deploy my Doom config files.
>> b) "password / secrets" management ?
>> There are two things, file to directly encrypt (like ssh key) and
>> password to hide into configuration file (templating)
>> b.1) So, that need to encrypt/decrypt more or less "on-the-fly" the
>> files using gpg/yubikey or age like yadm ( 
>> ) or chezmoi
>> ( do ?
> I use small wrappers around GPG's built in encryption 
> ( 
> and decryption 
> ( 
> functions to manage secrets directly in my repository on the fly. Then 
> I can have supported services call the script to get secrets without 
> storing them in plain-text 
> (
>> b.2) And for templating, like replacing ${mypassword} into some
>> configuration file by getting info stored into password manager like 
>> "pass", i also don't know how to do that.
> Org makes this really convienent. Using noweb and shell scripts I can 
> decrypt and insert secrets into templated areas when I tangle my 
> configuration files. That way my repo only contains encrypted secrets, 
> but as long as I have my GPG keys I can build my configuration files 
> locally. See 
> and 
>> c) synchronization of my .dotfiles between two different OS/System :
>> Ubuntu (home) / Guix (work & home)
> I keep all my configuration in a git repository, then use ~guix home~ 
> to put all the files in the right places. As others have noted, there 
> are many ways to identify the current system and do system-specific 
> operations. I personally use an environment variable to keep track, 
> and wrap guix operations with scripts that detect the system and use 
> different system/home configurations 
> ( 
> Then all I have to do is supply the script with the system name on the 
> first run, and ~home-environment-variables-service-type~ takes it from 
> there.

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