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Re: What prevents "guix package --profile" profiles from being gc'ed?

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: What prevents "guix package --profile" profiles from being gc'ed?
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:03:41 -0800
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Alex Kost writes:

> Christopher Allan Webber (2016-02-25 03:30 +0300) wrote:
>> Heya all,
>> I'm a bit confused about profile management for profiles that *aren't*
>> your system or default user profile.
>>   guix package --profile=/home/cwebber/guix-profiles/test -i hello
>> then I run "guix gc", it seems like that profile is still kept around.
>> David seemed to think that maybe the profile link would be under
>> /var/guix/profiles/
> [...]
>> What's keeping that profile around?  Will it ever get gc'ed?  Is it
>> somehow recorded in Guix's state files?
> Look at /var/guix/gcroots/auto/.  If you remove old generations, they
> will be removed from gcroots/auto next time you run "guix gc".

Cool... okay!  So when I delete that profile directory it does
appropriately gc things.  Very neat!

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