Guix home executables are not executable

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  • Aleksandr Vityazev
  • Maxime Devos
  • Nick Zalutskiy
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Nick Zalutskiy wrote on 26 Dec 2021 18:03
(address . bug-guix@gnu.org)
66a55c86-8caf-489f-8fce-1a65e67a6780@www.fastmail.com
I'd like to use `guix home` to symlink an executable into my home directory.

Following simple configuration stored at `~/.dotfiles/home-configuration.scm`

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> (use-modules
> (gnu home)
> (gnu packages)
> (gnu home services)
> (gnu services)
> (guix gexp)
> (gnu home services shells))
>
> (home-environment
> (services
> (list (service
> home-bash-service-type
> (home-bash-configuration
> (guix-defaults? #t)))
> (simple-service 'my-files
> home-files-service-type
> `(("run" ,(local-file "run")))))))

`~/.dotfiles/run` is an executable file, after home reconfigure a `~/.run` symlink is created, however the file it is pointing to does _not_ have the execute bit set.

As a result, when I try to execute `~/.run` file I get a "Permission denied" error.

Thank you,

-Nick
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Aleksandr Vityazev wrote on 26 Dec 2021 22:44
(name . Nick Zalutskiy)(address . nick@const.fun)(address . 52807@debbugs.gnu.org)
87fsqfjb2n.fsf@posteo.org
Hi,

On 2021-12-26, 12:03 -0500, "Nick Zalutskiy" <nick@const.fun> wrote:

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> I'd like to use `guix home` to symlink an executable into my home directory.
>
> Following simple configuration stored at `~/.dotfiles/home-configuration.scm`
>
> (use-modules
> (gnu home)
> (gnu packages)
> (gnu home services)
> (gnu services)
> (guix gexp)
> (gnu home services shells))
>
> (home-environment
> (services
> (list (service
> home-bash-service-type
> (home-bash-configuration
> (guix-defaults? #t)))
> (simple-service 'my-files
> home-files-service-type
> `(("run" ,(local-file "run")))))))
>
> `~/.dotfiles/run` is an executable file, after home reconfigure a `~/.run` symlink is created,
> however the file it is pointing to does _not_ have the execute bit set.
>
> As a result, when I try to execute `~/.run` file I get a "Permission denied" error.
>
> Thank you,
>
> -Nick
>
In the Guix manual you can find the following information about
local-file:

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-- Scheme Procedure: local-file FILE [NAME] [#:recursive? #f]
[#:select? (const #t)]
When RECURSIVE? is true, the contents of FILE are added
recursively; if FILE designates a flat file and RECURSIVE? is true,
its contents are added, and its permission bits are kept.

So you can just do this:

#+begin_src scheme
(simple-service 'my-files
home-files-service-type
`(("run" ,(local-file "run" #:recursive? #t))))
#+end_src

--
Best regards,
Aleksandr Vityazev
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Nick Zalutskiy wrote on 26 Dec 2021 23:25
(name . Aleksandr Vityazev)(address . avityazev@posteo.org)(address . 52807@debbugs.gnu.org)
78b0a8f3-d49a-47ec-b46a-bfaaedcb2f0d@www.fastmail.com
Indeed I missed this in the manual. Thank you!

I was trying to figure out how to close this... no luck.

-Nick

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021, at 4:44 PM, Aleksandr Vityazev wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> On 2021-12-26, 12:03 -0500, "Nick Zalutskiy" <nick@const.fun> wrote:
>
>> I'd like to use `guix home` to symlink an executable into my home directory.
>>
>> Following simple configuration stored at `~/.dotfiles/home-configuration.scm`
>>
>> (use-modules
>> (gnu home)
>> (gnu packages)
>> (gnu home services)
>> (gnu services)
>> (guix gexp)
>> (gnu home services shells))
>>
>> (home-environment
>> (services
>> (list (service
>> home-bash-service-type
>> (home-bash-configuration
>> (guix-defaults? #t)))
>> (simple-service 'my-files
>> home-files-service-type
>> `(("run" ,(local-file "run")))))))
>>
>> `~/.dotfiles/run` is an executable file, after home reconfigure a `~/.run` symlink is created,
>> however the file it is pointing to does _not_ have the execute bit set.
>>
>> As a result, when I try to execute `~/.run` file I get a "Permission denied" error.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> -Nick
>>
> In the Guix manual you can find the following information about
> local-file:
>
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> -- Scheme Procedure: local-file FILE [NAME] [#:recursive? #f]
> [#:select? (const #t)]
>
> When RECURSIVE? is true, the contents of FILE are added
> recursively; if FILE designates a flat file and RECURSIVE? is true,
> its contents are added, and its permission bits are kept.
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> So you can just do this:
>
> #+begin_src scheme
> (simple-service 'my-files
> home-files-service-type
> `(("run" ,(local-file "run" #:recursive? #t))))
> #+end_src
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Aleksandr Vityazev
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Maxime Devos wrote on 27 Dec 2021 09:48
(address . 52807-done@debbugs.gnu.org)
f022f5e7c308c1b3cfe05ce1267ce83089ee9eea.camel@telenet.be
Hi,

Nick Zalutskiy schreef op zo 26-12-2021 om 17:25 [-0500]:
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> [...]
> I was trying to figure out how to close this... no luck.

https://debbugs.gnu.org/Developer.htmlhas instructions on how to
close, reopen and tag bugs.

Greetings (and closing),
Maxime.
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