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* post guix pull shell command
@ 2021-08-27  4:47 Andy Tai
  2021-08-27  6:58 ` Ricardo Wurmus
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Andy Tai @ 2021-08-27  4:47 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: help-guix

Hi, after doing a guix pull && guix package -u

this message is shown

hint: Consider setting the necessary environment variables by running:

     GUIX_PROFILE="/home/atai/.guix-profile"
     . "$GUIX_PROFILE/etc/profile"

I believe this actually means to ask the user to do

GUIX_PROFILE="/home/atai/.guix-profile"   . "$GUIX_PROFILE/etc/profile"


and if this is true, I would recommend to print the message as

hint: Consider setting the necessary environment variables by running:

     GUIX_PROFILE="/home/atai/.guix-profile"  \
     . "$GUIX_PROFILE/etc/profile"


to make it easy for the user to just copy and to paste that command line as it.
Thanks


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* Re: post guix pull shell command
  2021-08-27  4:47 post guix pull shell command Andy Tai
@ 2021-08-27  6:58 ` Ricardo Wurmus
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Ricardo Wurmus @ 2021-08-27  6:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Andy Tai; +Cc: help-guix


Hi Andy,

> Hi, after doing a guix pull && guix package -u
>
> this message is shown
>
> hint: Consider setting the necessary environment variables by 
> running:
>
>      GUIX_PROFILE="/home/atai/.guix-profile"
>      . "$GUIX_PROFILE/etc/profile"

This is correct as is.

You set the GUIX_PROFILE variable in the first command and then 
you source a file referencing the variable.

You cannot do this in one go, because $GUIX_PROFILE would evaluate 
to the empty string as the command has not been run yet.

-- 
Ricardo


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