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Re: Guix home - 'pinning' ?

From: Fenix Lopez
Subject: Re: Guix home - 'pinning' ?
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2023 17:06:54 +0200
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Hi !

  Thanks for the clarifiction, Robby.

In order to give some more context , may i add the fact that the package in question

is not being compiled/derived when entering the build phase ? In consquence, the whole 'guix home reconfigure' gets stopped...

That's the underlaying reason why i was wondering how to pin that 'offending' package.

   Umh... leaving package version 'pinning' aside, umh...   Is there another way to prevent such described scenario ? how to get ' guix home reconfigure'

finish the whole process regardless the issue described ?

thanks, thanks , thnaks for your attention


On 12/6/23 18:16, Robby Zambito wrote:

when using guix-home, is there a way to pin a given package to its
current version, so that it stays as it is despite 'guix pull'
bringing new commits ?
In your (home-environment (packages ...)) list, you should specify the
package that has the correct version that you want. There are two ways
to do this. You can either create an inferior channel, and specify the
package by looking it up in that channel, or you can apply a
transformation to the package to specify the version.

Using an inferior package will pull the package from a previous version
of Guix - including all of its package inputs. This will pin all of the
transitive dependencies of the package as well. See: info guix Inferiors
for information on how to define an inferior, and how to select a
package from that inferior.

If you want to pin a package to a specific commit, version, branch, etc
of that package, you can use transformations. See: info guix "Defining
Package Variants" for how to use options->transformation, and info guix
"Package Transformation Options" for the available options you can set.

Hope this helps :)


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