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Re: Guix home package confusion

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Guix home package confusion
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:41:18 +0300

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 08:05:45AM -0700, Tangonov wrote:
> I am trying out guix for the first time and feel like I may have jumped in
> head-first into the shallow end of the pool.
> I had started out with using guix package for my packages and updated my env
> for around 30 generations. Then I discovered guix home and thought "hey,
> that may be better".
> I set up guix home following the documentation and it created my first home
> generation and completely re-installed my packages.
> However, after subsequent changes to my home config, a guix home reconfigure
> is now attempting to re-install (and build) my packages all over again,
> despite never having run a guix pull.
> I tried to "undo" the initialization of guix home as I feel like I maybe
> should stick to the "older way" for a while longer while I get the hang of
> Guile Scheme and try not to change too much at once. I have been unable to
> revert my initial revision, or find a clear path back without doing
> something dramatic.
> With all of my history in mind, I have 3 questions:
> 1. Is there a supported way to apply incremental changes in guix home,
> without re-doing (and re-compiling) all of my software?
> 2. Is there a supported way to revert back to just using GNU Stow and guix
> package?
> 3. If I can be happy with guix home, is there any supported way to remove
> potential bloat from having run guix package for 30 generations?
> Thanks for the incredible software and help, if you're able.

I suppose the quick answer is to make sure you don't have 'guix' as one
of the packages in your config.

If you share your config we might be able to see if anything sticks out.

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