[PATCH v2 1/4] home-services: Add most essential home services

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Andrew Tropin wrote on 5 Jul 2021 17:37
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home-service-type is a root of home services DAG.

home-profile-service-type is almost the same as profile-service-type, at least
for now.

home-environment-variables-service-type generates a @file{setup-environment}
shell script, which is expected to be sourced by login shell or other program,
which starts early and spawns all other processes. Home services for shells
automatically add code for sourcing this file, if person do not use those home
services they have to source this script manually in their's shell *profile
file (details described in the manual).

home-files-service-type is similar to etc-service-type, but doesn't extend
home-activation, because deploy mechanism for config files is pluggable and
can be different for different home environments: The default one is called
symlink-manager (will be introudced in a separate patch series), which creates
links for various dotfiles (like $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/$APP/...) to store, but is
possible to implement alternative approaches like read-only home from Julien's

home-run-on-first-login-service-type provides an @file{on-first-login} guile
script, which runs provided gexps once, when user makes first login. It can
be used to start user's Shepherd and maybe some other process. It relies on
assumption that /run/user/$UID will be created on login by some login
manager (elogind for example).

home-activation-service-type provides an @file{activate} guile script, which
do three main things:

- Sets environment variables to the values declared in
@file{setup-environment} shell script. It's necessary, because user can set
for example XDG_CONFIG_HOME and it should be respected by activation gexp of

- Sets GUIX_NEW_HOME and possibly GUIX_OLD_HOME vars to paths in the store.
Later those variables can be used by activation gexps, for example by
symlink-manager or run-on-change services.

- Run all activation gexps provided by other home services.
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+;;; GNU Guix --- Functional package management for GNU
+;;; Copyright © 2021 Andrew Tropin <andrew@trop.in>
+;;; Copyright © 2021 Xinglu Chen <public@yoctocell.xyz>
+;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
+;;; GNU Guix is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+;;; under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+;;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at
+;;; your option) any later version.
+;;; GNU Guix is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+;;; WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+;;; GNU General Public License for more details.
+;;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+;;; along with GNU Guix.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+(define-module (gnu home-services)
+  #:use-module (gnu services)
+  #:use-module (guix channels)
+  #:use-module (guix monads)
+  #:use-module (guix store)
+  #:use-module (guix gexp)
+  #:use-module (guix profiles)
+  #:use-module (guix sets)
+  #:use-module (guix ui)
+  #:use-module (guix discovery)
+  #:use-module (guix diagnostics)
+  #:use-module (srfi srfi-1)
+  #:use-module (ice-9 match)
+  #:export (home-service-type
+	    home-profile-service-type
+	    home-environment-variables-service-type
+	    home-files-service-type
+	    home-run-on-first-login-service-type
+            home-activation-service-type)
+  #:re-export (service
+	       service-type
+	       service-extension))
+;;; Comment:
+;;; This module is similar to (gnu system services) module, but
+;;; provides Home Services, which are supposed to be used for building
+;;; home-environment.
+;;; Home Services use the same extension as System Services.  Consult
+;;; (gnu system services) module or manual for more information.
+;;; Code:
+(define (home-derivation entries mextensions)
+  "Return as a monadic value the derivation of the 'home'
+directory containing the given entries."
+  (mlet %store-monad ((extensions (mapm/accumulate-builds identity
+                                                          mextensions)))
+    (lower-object
+     (file-union "home" (append entries (concatenate extensions))))))
+(define home-service-type
+  ;; This is the ultimate service type, the root of the home service
+  ;; DAG.  The service of this type is extended by monadic name/item
+  ;; pairs.  These items end up in the "home-environment directory" as
+  ;; returned by 'home-environment-derivation'.
+  (service-type (name 'home)
+                (extensions '())
+                (compose identity)
+                (extend home-derivation)
+		(default-value '())
+                (description
+                 "Build the home environment top-level directory,
+which in turn refers to everything the home environment needs: its
+packages, configuration files, activation script, and so on.")))
+(define (packages->profile-entry packages)
+  "Return a system entry for the profile containing PACKAGES."
+  ;; XXX: 'mlet' is needed here for one reason: to get the proper
+  ;; '%current-target' and '%current-target-system' bindings when
+  ;; 'packages->manifest' is called, and thus when the 'package-inputs'
+  ;; etc. procedures are called on PACKAGES.  That way, conditionals in those
+  ;; inputs see the "correct" value of these two parameters.  See
+  ;; <https://issues.guix.gnu.org/44952>.
+  (mlet %store-monad ((_ (current-target-system)))
+    (return `(("profile" ,(profile
+                           (content (packages->manifest
+                                     (map identity
+                                     ;;(options->transformation transformations)
+                                     (delete-duplicates packages eq?))))))))))
+;; MAYBE: Add a list of transformations for packages.  It's better to
+;; place it in home-profile-service-type to affect all profile
+;; packages and prevent conflicts, when other packages relies on
+;; non-transformed version of package.
+(define home-profile-service-type
+  (service-type (name 'home-profile)
+                (extensions
+                 (list (service-extension home-service-type
+                                          packages->profile-entry)))
+                (compose concatenate)
+                (extend append)
+                (description
+                 "This is the @dfn{home profile} and can be found in
+@file{~/.guix-home/profile}.  It contains packages and
+configuration files that the user has declared in their
+@code{home-environment} record.")))
+(define (environment-variables->setup-environment-script vars)
+  "Return a file that can be sourced by a POSIX compliant shell which
+initializes the environment.  The file will source the home
+environment profile, set some default environment variables, and set
+environment variables provided in @code{vars}.  @code{vars} is a list
+of pairs (@code{(key . value)}), @code{key} is a string and
+@code{value} is a string or gexp.
+If value is @code{#f} variable will be omitted.
+If value is @code{#t} variable will be just exported.
+For any other, value variable will be set to the @code{value} and
+  (define (warn-about-duplicate-defenitions)
+    (fold
+     (lambda (x acc)
+       (when (equal? (car x) (car acc))
+	 (warning
+	  (G_ "duplicate definition for `~a' environment variable ~%") (car x)))
+       x)
+     (cons "" "")
+     (sort vars (lambda (a b)
+		  (string<? (car a) (car b))))))
+  (warn-about-duplicate-defenitions)
+  (with-monad
+   %store-monad
+   (return
+    `(("setup-environment"
+       ;; TODO: It's necessary to source ~/.guix-profile too
+       ;; on foreign distros
+       ,(apply mixed-text-file "setup-environment"
+	       "\
+case $XDG_DATA_DIRS in
+  *$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share*) ;;
+  *) export XDG_DATA_DIRS=$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share:$XDG_DATA_DIRS ;;
+case $MANPATH in
+  *$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share/man*) ;;
+  *) export MANPATH=$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share/man:$MANPATH
+case $INFOPATH in
+  *$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share/info*) ;;
+  *) export INFOPATH=$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share/info:$INFOPATH ;;
+  *$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/etc/xdg*) ;;
+  *) export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/etc/xdg:$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS ;;
+case $XCURSOR_PATH in
+  *$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share/icons*) ;;
+  *) export XCURSOR_PATH=$HOME_ENVIRONMENT/profile/share/icons:$XCURSOR_PATH ;;
+	       (append-map
+		(match-lambda
+		  ((key . #f)
+		   '())
+		  ((key . #t)
+		   (list "export " key "\n"))
+		  ((key . value)
+                   (list "export " key "=" value "\n")))
+		vars)))))))
+(define home-environment-variables-service-type
+  (service-type (name 'home-environment-variables)
+                (extensions
+                 (list (service-extension
+			home-service-type
+                        environment-variables->setup-environment-script)))
+                (compose concatenate)
+                (extend append)
+		(default-value '())
+                (description "Set the environment variables.")))
+(define (files->files-directory files)
+  "Return a @code{files} directory that contains FILES."
+  (define (assert-no-duplicates files)
+    (let loop ((files files)
+               (seen (set)))
+      (match files
+        (() #t)
+        (((file _) rest ...)
+         (when (set-contains? seen file)
+           (raise (formatted-message (G_ "duplicate '~a' entry for files/")
+                                     file)))
+         (loop rest (set-insert file seen))))))
+  ;; Detect duplicates early instead of letting them through, eventually
+  ;; leading to a build failure of "files.drv".
+  (assert-no-duplicates files)
+  (file-union "files" files))
+(define (files-entry files)
+  "Return an entry for the @file{~/.guix-home/files}
+directory containing FILES."
+  (with-monad %store-monad
+    (return `(("files" ,(files->files-directory files))))))
+(define home-files-service-type
+  (service-type (name 'home-files)
+                (extensions
+                 (list (service-extension home-service-type
+                                          files-entry)))
+                (compose concatenate)
+                (extend append)
+		(default-value '())
+                (description "Configuration files for programs that
+will be put in @file{~/.guix-home/files}.")))
+(define (compute-on-first-login-script _ gexps)
+  (gexp->script
+   "on-first-login"
+   #~(let* ((xdg-runtime-dir (or (getenv "XDG_RUNTIME_DIR")
+				 (format #f "/run/user/~a" (getuid))))
+	    (flag-file-path (string-append
+			     xdg-runtime-dir "/on-first-login-executed"))
+	    (touch (lambda (file-name)
+		     (call-with-output-file file-name (const #t)))))
+       ;; XDG_RUNTIME_DIR dissapears on logout, that means such trick
+       ;; allows to launch on-first-login script on first login only
+       ;; after complete logout/reboot.
+       (when (not (file-exists? flag-file-path))
+	 (begin #$@gexps (touch flag-file-path))))))
+(define (on-first-login-script-entry m-on-first-login)
+  "Return, as a monadic value, an entry for the on-first-login script
+in the home environment directory."
+  (mlet %store-monad ((on-first-login m-on-first-login))
+	(return `(("on-first-login" ,on-first-login)))))
+(define home-run-on-first-login-service-type
+  (service-type (name 'home-run-on-first-login)
+                (extensions
+                 (list (service-extension
+			home-service-type
+                        on-first-login-script-entry)))
+                (compose identity)
+                (extend compute-on-first-login-script)
+		(default-value #f)
+                (description "Run gexps on first user login.  Can be
+extended with one gexp.")))
+(define (compute-activation-script init-gexp gexps)
+  (gexp->script
+   "activate"
+   #~(let* ((he-init-file (lambda (he) (string-append he "/setup-environment")))
+            (he-path (string-append (getenv "HOME") "/.guix-home"))
+            (new-home-env (getenv "GUIX_NEW_HOME"))
+            (new-home (or new-home-env
+                          ;; Path of the activation file if called interactively
+                          (dirname (car (command-line)))))
+            (old-home-env (getenv "GUIX_OLD_HOME"))
+            (old-home (or old-home-env
+                          (if (file-exists? (he-init-file he-path))
+                              (readlink he-path)
+                              #f))))
+       (if (file-exists? (he-init-file new-home))
+           (let* ((port   ((@ (ice-9 popen) open-input-pipe)
+		           (format #f "source ~a && env"
+                                   (he-init-file new-home))))
+	          (result ((@ (ice-9 rdelim) read-delimited) "" port))
+	          (vars (map (lambda (x)
+                               (let ((si (string-index x #\=)))
+                                 (cons (string-take x si)
+                                       (string-drop x (1+ si)))))
+			     ((@ (srfi srfi-1) remove)
+			      string-null?
+                              (string-split result #\newline)))))
+	     (close-port port)
+	     (map (lambda (x) (setenv (car x) (cdr x))) vars)
+             (setenv "GUIX_NEW_HOME" new-home)
+             (setenv "GUIX_OLD_HOME" old-home)
+             #$@gexps
+             ;; Do not unset env variable if it was set outside.
+             (unless new-home-env (setenv "GUIX_NEW_HOME" #f))
+             (unless old-home-env (setenv "GUIX_OLD_HOME" #f)))
+           (format #t "\
+Activation script was either called or loaded by file from this direcotry:
+It doesn't seem that home environment is somewhere around.
+Make sure that you call ./activate by symlink from -home store item.\n"
+                   new-home)))))
+(define (activation-script-entry m-activation)
+  "Return, as a monadic value, an entry for the activation script
+in the home environment directory."
+  (mlet %store-monad ((activation m-activation))
+    (return `(("activate" ,activation)))))
+(define home-activation-service-type
+  (service-type (name 'home-activation)
+                (extensions
+                 (list (service-extension
+			home-service-type
+                        activation-script-entry)))
+                (compose identity)
+                (extend compute-activation-script)
+		(default-value #f)
+                (description "Run gexps to activate the current
+generation of home environment and update the state of the home
+directory.  @command{activate} script automatically called during
+reconfiguration or generation switching.  This service can be extended
+with one gexp, but many times, and all gexps must be idempotent.")))
Andrew Tropin wrote on 13 Jul 2021 20:24
Re: bug#49546: Acknowledgement ([PATCH v2 1/4] home-services: Add most essential home services)
(address . 49546@debbugs.gnu.org)
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It's strange, do I need to wait more, before replying to cover letter?


Andrew Tropin wrote on 13 Jul 2021 20:26
Merging accidentially created tickets
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