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Re: information about new packages in guix available

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: Re: information about new packages in guix available
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2022 16:43:22 +0000

On 6 March 2022 16:05:07 UTC, Gottfried <> wrote:
>thank you,
>when I run "guix package --list-available" it doesn't show me the new 
>packages, which I am looking for, but the whole list of all packages.
>I would like to know which new packages are included into the list of 
>available packages.
>that would be great.
>How can I reach this goal?
>When I do a "guix search", what options I should use.
>I always have trouble with the mentioning of options.
>Am 04.03.22 um 22:17 schrieb Ricardo Wurmus:
>> Hi Gottfried,
>>> I would like to know when new packages, (I don't mean updates to
>>> packages), in guix are available.
>> Whenever you run “guix pull” it will print information about new and
>> updated packages.
>> You should run “guix pull” somewhat regularly anyway, so that you can
>> get fixes for security vulnerabilities.
>>> It would safe time to be informed and not look sometimes at the guix
>>> packages available in
>> I suggest using “guix package --list-available” or “guix search”
>> instead.


The question is of course 'new compared to when', but the most sensible answer 
is given by 'guix pull --news --details'.

Kind regards,


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