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Re: overriding essential-services

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: overriding essential-services
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:17:34 +0300
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Ricardo Wurmus (2017-08-11 22:26 +0200) wrote:

> Hi Guix,
> I want to make sure that /etc/environment includes GUILE_LOAD_PATH and
> GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH, because that’s needed for offloading.
> “/etc/environment” is created by the “session-environment-service”
> service, which is part of “essential-services”.  It is not part of
> %base-services, so I cannot catch it with “modify-services” and extend
> it.
> How would I go about extending it?

There is probably no convenient way now.

> For now I’ll use ~/.ssh/environment and “PermitUserEnvironment=yes”, but
> I think it would anyway be good to have a mechanism to easily change the
> contents of /etc/environment.

IFIUC the intention of <> is to provide the
extension facility for any service.


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