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3.7 After System Installation

Success, you’ve now booted into Guix System! From then on, you can update the system whenever you want by running, say:

guix pull
sudo guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm

This builds a new system generation with the latest packages and services (see Invoking guix system). We recommend doing that regularly so that your system includes the latest security updates (see Security Updates).

Note: Note that sudo guix runs your user’s guix command and not root’s, because sudo leaves PATH unchanged. To explicitly run root’s guix, type sudo -i guix ….

The difference matters here, because guix pull updates the guix command and package definitions only for the user it is ran as. This means that if you choose to use guix system reconfigure in root’s login shell, you’ll need to guix pull separately.

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