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Re: removal of induces installation of other package

From: Hartmut Goebel
Subject: Re: removal of induces installation of other package
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 23:20:22 +0100
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Am 04.11.2018 um 22:06 schrieb Leo Famulari:
> If you have updated Guix (`guix pull`) since your last profile was
> created, the collection of software required to build profiles may have
> been updated. So, now you need that software in order to make the new
> profile.
> It's a bit counterintuitive that removing a package may require
> something new, but it's expected behaviour for Guix.

I experienced an even more irritating behavior:

On a system which I hadn't touched for long, I switched a profile - from
an old one it's predecessor. Even in this case guix started to download
substitutes and build software.

I find this behavior extremely irritating.

Hartmut Goebel

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