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Re: Need help creating a new user account in Guix Distro

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Need help creating a new user account in Guix Distro
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2023 12:04:14 +0300

On Sat, Jun 24, 2023 at 10:41:14AM +0300, Dr Ibrahim El-Nahhal wrote:
> Dear Guix Community,
> I am reaching out to ask for your help in creating a new user account in
> Guix Distro. I have used the "useradd" command to create the account, and
> it was successful. However, I am unable to login to this account.
> I searched for a solution on " and and google bard and
> chatgpt and monica google chrome extension" and it suggested using the
> command "sudo guix system user USERNAME=USER HOME_DIRECTORY=DIR", but
> unfortunately, the "user" option is not available in Guix System.

Once again the various AI tools are confidently incorrect :D

> I want to create a new user account and a new Guix profile so that I can
> experiment with other Emacs configurations such as scimax for emacs. I am
> currently using Emacs EXWM on GNU Guix System Distribution and living
> completely inside it, but I am still a newbie.
> Any help or guidance on how to create a new user account successfully would
> be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.
> Best regards,

You'll want to take a look at the part of the manual about user
accounts¹. Just as your first user is declared there you'll want to
declare the other ones there too. Then after a guix system reconfigure
you can set their password and login as normal.


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