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Re: Best way to delete system profile generations?

From: Guillaume Le Vaillant
Subject: Re: Best way to delete system profile generations?
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:15:37 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.4.10; emacs 26.3

Christopher Lemmer Webber <> skribis:

> Hello!  I wonder what others do to delete their system profile
> generations?  Here are some paths I know about.
> Path one: using the command line manually
>   # Look at which profiles are available
>   ls -l /var/guix/profiles/
>   # Remove them manually
>   rm /var/guix/profiles/system-{9,10,11}-link
> Path two: using emacs, but you gotta do it as root so:
>   # start up emacs as root, with the system generations listed:
>   sudo -E emacs -nw -q --eval "(progn (require 'guix) 
> (guix-system-generations))"
>   # Now you can browse the generations with more information available,
>   # decide with a bit more care which ones to remove.
>   # Mark each one you want to remove with "D", and delete with "x".
> Is there a better way?  What do others do?  It doesn't seem there's a
> good way to delete from my current emacs session because it requires
> root privileges.
> guix-mode remains great, btw!
>  - Chris

There is the "guix system delete-generations ..." command which I think
does what you're looking for.

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