<mark_weaver>DusXMT: well, they don't need to. they can keep using the same version of glibc they were originally linked with. but if they want to use the new glibc, then they need to be rebuilt, yes.
<davexunit>civodul: I lost the link to the guix sticker image. if you get a chance, could you send it again?
<DusXMT>mark_weaver: because i'm having a strange problem when I try to install man-db on the guix system. When I try to guix package -i man-db, it eventually hangs and the system starts behaving like if I deleted ld.so, I'll try to reinstall and see if that's happening
<mark_weaver>DusXMT: this is both a strength and a weakness. it means that if there's a security flaw in glibc, you need to rebuild everything. on the plus side, you can install a new version of glibc without risking bricking your system.
<DusXMT>mark_weaver: I have a GNU/Linux system installed on /dev/sda1, with the dev version of GUIX installed on it, and from there, I filled out an os definition, created a partition /dev/sda3, formatted it, mounted it, and then I called guix system init
<civodul>mark_weaver: yes i'm trying now, "waiting for a build slot" it says
<DusXMT>It boots properly, works okay, until it tries to install "glibc-2.19-locales"
<DusXMT>maybe if I add it to the base system, I won't have this issue? (heads off to try it out)
<mark_weaver>civodul: The logs on the build slave show no login attempts from you since yesterday morning.
<civodul>DusXMT: when does it try to install that?
<DusXMT>civodul: when I run, as a user: guix package -i man-db
<davexunit>mark_weaver: at least on i686, the install image tries to install guix 0.6 instead of the dev version, and there are a few problems. notably, make check fails and your installation will fail as a result.
<davexunit>and if you disable the test suite, like I tried, you'll get an installed system that kernel panics.
<DusXMT>also, one thing I suggest trying, with the USB installation image, download guix from git and install the system with that (eg. with ./pre-inst-env), I installed mine with the guix from git, just make sure you pass --prefix=/ to configure
<mark_weaver>you'd need to first install a development environment, in order to build guix from git.