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Re: Whta is the significance of ~/.cache/guix/profiles?

From: Unstable Horse
Subject: Re: Whta is the significance of ~/.cache/guix/profiles?
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2023 19:19:07 +0200
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On Thu, 2023-06-29 at 02:47 +0200, Csepp wrote:
> Just guessing based on a quick check of the contents of it on my
> machine:  probably serves as a cache of guix shell profiles.

That checks out, I did use guix shell a few times.

On Thu, 2023-06-29 at 10:31 +0200, wolf wrote:
> The links serve as additional roots for the garbage collector, so if
> your remove them, more items from the store can be collected,
> possibly a lot more items.  On the other hand, those links should be
> automatically cleaned after some time by guix shell.  So if you want
> to do as thorough clean as possible, removing the links makes sense,
> but if you just want to some light cleaning, you might very well
> leave it up to the guix shell.

Nice, I didn't know guix shell would eventually clean them up.

Thanks everyone for the info! Also, sorry for the title. :)

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