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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: What prevents "guix package --profile" profiles from being gc'ed?
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 18:39:55 +0100
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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?

Would be useful, indeed.

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