<sriharsha>Hello Guixers, I am having a problem of low disk space on / as guix daemon tried to populate /nix/store. I then tried to make /nix a symlink to another directory, but now the build fails to run with the symlinked /nix
<sriharsha>Is there any option to pass to guix-builder to use a different directory instead of the default /nix ?
<zerwas>civodul: currently, if guix-builder users are created according to the documentation, they show up in the login screen etc. If we assign a UID less than 500 and without a home directory, they would not show up.
<zerwas>We just need to use the -r parameter for the useradd command in the documentation. Anything that speaks against this?
<ggrant>Hm. I have a wip directory in packages -- with all my uncompletete modules, but when I try to load it via "./pre-inst-env guile -c (use-modules (gnu packages wip module.scm))' " it always says, code not found.
<ggrant>Or rather, ERROR: no code for module (gnu packages wip network.scm)
<sriharsha>i have a question: while building a package I see a lot of output from the `guix` command. Is it this command running make, make install on the downloaded sources? or is the output being redirected by guix-daemon?
<civodul>sriharsha: yes, the default is to download from hydra.gnu.org
<civodul>Hydra wasn't building over the last few days
<civodul>so it could be that there was no binary available
<civodul>i'd love to have the latest GNUnet packaged, BTW :-)
<civodul>i know Andreas looked at it before, but i don't remember what the exact status was
<sriharsha>ok, is there any documentation on how to run a hydra like server for distributing the substitutes?
<jmd>I'm not sure how distributed builds are going to work, but I assume there will be some kind of cryptographic signature involved too?
<sriharsha>jmd, yes either cryptographic signatures or social graph based trust (you download packages from your friends) or if we can achieve build determinism on binaries we can combine both: you friend tells you a hash you can trust and you verify it when you download the binary package
<sriharsha>civodul, thanks. I am still trying out guix as a newbie. My immediate goal is to be able to setup a hydra like system locally. We want to use guix to be able to deploy gnunet across wide variety of machines and get done with the deployment hell.