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@ 2021-02-15 21:03 Todor Kondić
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From: Todor Kondić @ 2021-02-15 21:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Dear guixians,

During the operating system instantiation -- either through `reconfigure`, or various `image` procedures) -- is the only possible way of controlling which version of services and the packages installable by those services to specify a particular commit in the channel config?

Inferiors help isolate a package manifest together with an user-controlled guix commit, so I was wondering if anything such is possible with the system itself (for example, during building of an image). In pseudocode:

(define inferior (inferior-from-channels ...))
(with-inferior inferior (reconfigure (operating-system ...)))

I am almost certain there is some gexp mumbo-jumbo-derivation-of-the-whole-system one can use, but not yet entirely comfortable with them.


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