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Re: Tip of the day: storing your GuixSD config in the instantiated syste
Re: Tip of the day: storing your GuixSD config in the instantiated system
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:20:55 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)
Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:
> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> But wait: we can already store the config file in the instantiated
>> system! Here’s how:
>> ;; …
>> (services (cons (simple-service 'store-my-config
>> ,(local-file (assoc-ref
>> You instantiate that, and then /etc/config.scm (aka.
>> aka. /var/guix/profiles/system/etc/config.scm) contains the config file.
> When the system is “checked out” during boot, would it fail when
> /etc/config.scm already exists? It certainly won’t just overwrite an
> existing /etc/config.scm.
Right, I think it’d fail gracelessly.
> Also, this $profile/etc/config.scm would be read-only. So far we have
> encouraged people to store their configuration file at /etc/config.scm.
> If this service became a default then we probably should encourage
> people to store their system config file template under version control
> in the root user’s home directory (or similar), rather than recommending
> the file to be placed in /etc.
Yeah, it sounds like claiming this specific name, /etc/config.scm, is
likely to cause problems. Unless the documentation for the new service
insists on it?
And yes, we should recommend putting config files under version-control,
regardless of whether we add this new service.
Re: Tip of the day: storing your GuixSD config in the instantiated system, Alex Kost, 2017/08/28
Re: Tip of the day: storing your GuixSD config in the instantiated system, Ricardo Wurmus, 2017/08/29
Re: Tip of the day: storing your GuixSD config in the instantiated system, Andreas Enge, 2017/08/29
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