There are a few essential home services defined in
they are mostly for internal use and are required to build a home
environment, but some of them will be useful for the end user.
The service of this type will be instantiated by every home environment automatically by default, there is no need to define it, but someone may want to extend it with a list of pairs to set some environment variables.
(list ("ENV_VAR1" . "value1") ("ENV_VAR2" . "value2"))
The easiest way to extend a service type, without defining a new service
type is to use the
simple-service helper from
(simple-service 'some-useful-env-vars-service home-environment-variables-service-type `(("LESSHISTFILE" . "$XDG_CACHE_HOME/.lesshst") ("SHELL" . ,(file-append zsh "/bin/zsh")) ("USELESS_VAR" . #f) ("_JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING" . #t)))
If you include such a service in you home environment definition, it will add the following content to the setup-environment script (which is expected to be sourced by the login shell):
export LESSHISTFILE=$XDG_CACHE_HOME/.lesshst export SHELL=/gnu/store/2hsg15n644f0glrcbkb1kqknmmqdar03-zsh-5.8/bin/zsh export _JAVA_AWT_WM_NONREPARENTING
Примечание: Make sure that module
(gnu packages shells)is imported with
use-modulesor any other way, this namespace contains the definition of the
zshpackages, which is used in the example above.
The association list (see Association Lists in The GNU Guile Reference manual) is a data structure containing
key-value pairs, for
home-environment-variables-service-type the key
is always a string, the value can be a string, string-valued gexp
(see G-Expressions), file-like object (see file-like
object) or boolean. For gexps, the variable will be set to the value of
the gexp; for file-like objects, it will be set to the path of the file in
the store (see Хранилище); for
#t, it will export the variable
without any value; and for
#f, it will omit variable.
The service of this type will be instantiated by every home environment automatically, there is no need to define it, but you may want to extend it with a list of packages if you want to install additional packages into your profile. Other services, which need to make some programs available to the user will also extend this service type.
The extension value is just a list of packages:
(list htop vim emacs)
The same approach as
simple-service (see simple-service) for
home-environment-variables-service-type can be
used here, too. Make sure that modules containing the specified packages
are imported with
use-modules. To find a package or information
about its module use
guix search (see Вызов guix package).
specification->package can be used to get the package
record from string without importing related module.
There are few more essential services, but users are not expected to extend them.
The root of home services DAG, it generates a folder, which later will be symlinked to ~/.guix-home, it contains configurations, profile with binaries and libraries, and some necessary scripts to glue things together.
The service of this type generates a Guile script, which is expected to be
executed by the login shell. It is only executed if the special flag file
XDG_RUNTIME_DIR hasn’t been created, this prevents redundant
executions of the script if multiple login shells are spawned.
It can be extended with a gexp. However, to autostart an application, users
should not use this service, in most cases it’s better to extend
home-shepherd-service-type with a Shepherd service (see Сервисы Shepherd), or extend the shell’s startup file with the required command
using the appropriate service type.
The service of this type generates a guile script, which runs on every
guix home reconfigure invocation or any other action, which leads
to the activation of the home environment.