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Re: guix package -r *downloads* new packages?

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: guix package -r *downloads* new packages?
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2016 16:42:30 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Hartmut,
> Hartmut Goebel <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I tried cleaning up my system. But when I did "guix package -r …", it
>> started to build derivations and download stuff.
> [...]
>> $ guix package -r guix
>> warning: failed to install locale: Invalid argument
>> The following package will be removed:
>>    guix 0.10.0-0.e901  
>> /gnu/store/vw26xsn24jmrijn939fjjk50m5i4hfq3-guix-0.10.0-0.e901
>> substitute: updating list of substitutes from
>> ''... 100.0%
>> The following derivations will be built:
>>    /gnu/store/4mdahqlzar6fl9f9cx6i16561x2yclwx-profile.drv
>>    /gnu/store/2pn3gbhq7hnnh8kzwblihlw8f34irkgg-module-import.drv
>>    /gnu/store/j46m2a8fnxklnckiqkn7r9id6jhs94s1-module-import-compiled.drv
>>    /gnu/store/zhdym8ynv7sbr1iiaj917ln1z1ris2zw-gtk-icon-themes.drv
>>    /gnu/store/plq1855s06gi77x3qbsyp4217ssn635i-info-dir.drv
>>    /gnu/store/n1kdin8g51m6dd7ds8hiv8pgv20dczki-fonts-dir.drv
>>    /gnu/store/lcp53c781kk1d6fxr2xm4dhfm1fgv9x1-ca-certificate-bundle.drv
>>    /gnu/store/19ngbl2rmvag3dgsii8pkfmhzbg3zbx8-xdg-mime-database.drv
>> The following files will be downloaded:
>>    /gnu/store/ik15p8lrbk6jfa3fs3x34m78lj2c0ix1-guile-2.0.11
>>    /gnu/store/1vmfjpapw15nmhdw3hvrkdp8k933j518-module-import-compiled
>>    /gnu/store/f9m713c1v5db09b0asxd3mifdskllbri-texinfo-6.1
> This is counter-intuitive but expected.  First of all, the profile is
> built by running a Guile program, so Guile needs to be available if it’s
> not already there.
> Secondly, when the profile is built, a number of “profile hooks” are
> run.  We can see them above: gtk-icon-themes builds a registry of the
> installed GTK+ themes (which requires GTK+), info-dir builds the Info
> documentation directory (which requires Texinfo), and so on.

Do you think we could make this a little more intuitive by hiding the
derivations for the profile hooks (unless verbosity is increased), or by
listing them separately?

~~ Ricardo

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