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[bug#37443] [PATCH] scripts: pull: Add options for generation management

From: Konrad Hinsen
Subject: [bug#37443] [PATCH] scripts: pull: Add options for generation management
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:19:20 +0200

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

>> And since I am in criticizing mood, the whole Guix management API
>> suffers from bad naming. Consider "guix pull -l". What does it pull?  Or
>> "guix package –-roll-back", which doesn't roll back a package but a
>> profile. Guix is following the lead of git whose command line API makes
>> sense only to people who have seen it grow historically.
> What would you suggest?  “guix log”, “guix roll-back”?

I don't have a detailed and thought-out plan, but here are some ideas:

 - Everything that modifies a profile (the standard package kind) starts
   with "profile":

     guix profile <profile-path> install ...
     guix profile <profile-path> remove ...
     guix profile <profile-path> roll-back

   The <profile-path> could be made optional in some way for working
   on the default profile.

 - The profile-independent operations of "guix package" already have
   nice aliases, e.g. "guix search". So "guix package" could go away.

 - Everything that operates on "guix" (the software, including the
   package definitions) starts with "itself":

     guix itself update  (today's "guix pull")
     guix itself roll-back


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