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

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: What prevents "guix package --profile" profiles from being gc'ed?
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:32:01 +0100
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> Christopher Allan Webber (2016-02-25 03:30 +0300) wrote:
>> 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.


>> 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/.

It would be nice to have a user interface for that, too, so that users
can quickly get an overview on all their custom profiles that may be
littered across local and remote filesystems.

What do you think?

~~ Ricardo

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