Guix was recommended to me as a solution to a particular problem in another
thread, and it seems promising in general. I have enough questions that it
seemed worth opening a new thread.
1. Configuring installed files for use? For example, if I install Icecat via
Synaptic it is immediately added to the launcher menu and I can run it from a
terminal with $ icecat whereas if installed via Guix it seems like I have to
run it with
$ cd ~/.guix-profile/bin
which is much less convenient. I could create a shortcut to access it more
conveniently, but maybe there is a cleaner or more proper approach.
2. Is it possible to get Synaptic to recognize a package installed via Guix
as an alternate version. This might help with question #1, and it seems like
it might be easier and more organized than using two separate package
3. When I run $ giux package -A evolution I see evolution-data-server, but
not evolution. It seems odd to me to include one and not the other. Is it
possible that I am not seeing all available packages?
4. Moreover, if I could upgrade Evolution (or another default GNOME program)
via Guix, what be be the most effective way of replacing the old version in a
way that makes it work with the GNOME applet etc.? This might be related to