<codemac>hi! does anyone here run guix as more of a "minion" package management interface for their local user, while the distro they use is something different (arch / debian / etc)?
<codemac>Getting the "right" distro set uup on many of my machines is lots of work, and I've been thinking that I can have guix on all these machines, and use it to manage the packages I want to install as a *user*, and top level services managed by the main distro (think ssh to the box, a starting shell, and the kernel by debian, everything else user guix)
<anthk_>upgrading guix to get linux-libre 4.1, nice :D
<anthk_>one day I'll try to write something for TADS3
<D1ver>stupid question #2, i followed the installation instructions and filled in my name as a user in /etc/config.scm... what is the password for that account? I can only log in as root with no password
<rekado_>davexunit: I read about PAM. It's useful only to authenticate users (e.g. by asking it whether a provided password and username are valid). We cannot use it to spawn a new process as another user.
<rekado_>Instead we'd have to run guix-web as root and then use Guile features to become a different user.
<davexunit>damn it. can't go to the FSF because I forgot that I have a kid to watch tonight.
<absorto>hello! so I booted the usb image, but I cannot connect to the network. ifconfig -a reports my NIC as enp8s0, but it doesn't say UP or RUNNING, even after I ifconfig enp8s0 192.168.105.65 netmask 255.255.255.0 up. Help!
<bavier`>absorto: do you have a dhcp server on you network?
<absorto>bavier`: I do. I also tried dhclient enp8s0, no luck.
<civodul>absorto: you have to set it up manually first: ifconfig enp8s0 up
<davexunit>absorto: ifconfig enp8s0 up && dhclient enp8s0