<mark_weaver>djbclark: the bootstrap has run into a small snag: the kernels available on this 8133 system are not configured with support for namespaces, which are needed by guix-daemon (and nix-daemon).
<mark_weaver>so the next step is to build a new kernel for this machine.
<mark_weaver>for now, I guess I'll use git://dev.lemote.com/linux-official.git, since the community kernel apparently does not support Loongson 3A.
<djbclark>mark_weaver: that's unfortunate. I wonder if there is an ahleung (sp?) distro that you could just use to bootstrap... I'll go take a look.
<mark_weaver>oh, it's not worth replacing the outer distro at this point, I don't think.
<djbclark>mark_weaver: So you should know I have no way of getting the image that is on that back, nor do I know how hard or easy it is to install something else. So if you want to be paranoid-safe boot from USB and http://www.partimage.org/
<mark_weaver>yeah, I was worried about that. I'm being very careful not to disturb the working system.
<mark_weaver>the *.png file is included in the tarball, so you should only need to build it if you're building from git.
<mark_weaver>(I confess I've sometimes just touched the *.png file, making it a zero length file, as a temporary hack to get guix installed, and then used the graphviz package from guix itself to fix it later)
<bpeak>mark_weaver: Got it, thank you. I installed graphviz and was able to get passed that error message. I'm trying to install guix-git from archlinux's AUR. Building failed with something else for me, I'll try again later after reading records.log.