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Re: Best way to delete system profile generations?

From: Christopher Lemmer Webber
Subject: Re: Best way to delete system profile generations?
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:23:16 -0400
User-agent: mu4e 1.4.9; emacs 26.3

Guillaume Le Vaillant writes:

> 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.

Ah, I didn't know about that command somehow!  Thank you!

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