Guix subcommands from channels not found

OpenSubmitted by Julien Lepiller.
2 participants
  • Gábor Boskovits
  • Julien Lepiller
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Julien Lepiller wrote on 13 Sep 2019 13:57
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Hi guix. While working on my guix-home-manager experiment, I tried to create a "guix home" subcommand in my channel, by creating the (guix scripts home) module.
However, after pulling the right branch, with this in my channels.scm:
(channel (name 'home) (url "") (branch "subcommand"))
I get "guix: home: command not found".
Guix describes agrees that I have installed the right branch, and from guix repl, I can run:
,m (guix ui)(run-guix-command 'home)
And it prints the test message.
From stracing the guix home invocation, I found out that guix was looking for the module only inside guix-module-union and my guix profile, but not inside "current". So either guix-module-union should be extended to contain channel code, or the load path modified to load a bigger union or multiple directories.
For now, setting GUILE_LOAD_PATH to load from "current" works and I can run guix home. I think it should work by default though.
Gábor Boskovits wrote on 5 Jan 21:58 +0100
Merge issues on channels not finding modules
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merge 37399 38795