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Re: lock files

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: lock files
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 23:18:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.1 (gnu/linux)


Dominic Martinez <> skribis:

> jgart <> writes:
>> Does Guix have a concept of lock files?
> In Guix, instead of locking specific packages, you lock an entire Guix
> installation. You can see the "lock" for your current installation with
> the 'guix describe' command.

Yes.  To complement that, see:

BTW, I know it’s become widespread, but I find “lock file” to be a
confusing term (and indeed, Ricardo understood the historical meaning of
that term).  “Version pinning” sounds like a more accurate description
of the concept to me.



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