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Re: fixing sticky package

From: Csepp
Subject: Re: fixing sticky package
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 12:01:55 +0200

András Vöröskői <> writes:

> Hi,
> I have done something like this:
> 1. I have zig@0.10 installed in my profile.
> 2. Started a guix shell -m guix.scm which has zig@0.9
> 3. Run zig version and it reported 0.10.0
> 4. guix remove zig@0.10
> 5. zig version still reports 0.10.0
> At that point I have switched to panic mode, exited from everything, but
> now when I run `guix package -I` it reports an only `zls` and `git-minimal`
> installed, which is fine.
> However when I run `which zig` it finds `zig` in /gnu/store.
> If I try to `guix remove zig` it says zig is not found in profile.
> How can I remove zig from my profile?
> Thanks,

guix shell runs a program (a shell by default) in a temporary
environment that has some packages added.
guix remove is an alias of guix package --remove, which works on
persistent stateful profiles, like ~/.guix-profile.
You told it to create a new profile generation with zig removed, which
it did.  But that does not affect the temporary profile that was also
To modify the list of packages in a guix shell profile, you can either
source additional search paths, or exit the guix shell and run it again
with a different manifest or package list.

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