<mark_weaver>I don't think they aim to do good. I think they aim to mislead people.
<cirno9>I want to add a package to gnu/packages (so I can contribute a patch/package definition) - I have /gnu/store/...-guix-source but I don't think I edit that directly? Might I have to change my setup a bit? (This is on guix SD)
<mark_weaver>cirno9: set GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH to a directory that will contain your package recipes. see section 6.5 (Package Modules) in the guix manual.
<mark_weaver>or better yet, build guix from git, and then make modifications in the git checkout. that approach has many advantages, although it takes a bit more work at first.
<mark_weaver>yenda-: my understanding is that in all newer intel chipsets, we've been unable to find a way to run them without loading their proprietary OS into that independent processor in the northbridge that has direct access to the network devices and can be used to remotely reconfigure the machine, regardless of what OS you have installed.
<cirno9>(i also tried to strace make check with 2> log.txt but that was empty as well)
<mark_weaver>strace -f -o trace.out make check TESTS=tests/containers.scm
<davexunit>I wish the optional --exec command in 'guix environment' didn't have to be quoted, like the above strace snippet or when running commands via sudo or ssh, but I'm not sure how to make it work.
<mark_weaver>if you run "strace -f make check TESTS=tests/containers.scm" from a text console (not in X), there might be useful information left on the screen at the time of the crash.
<cirno9>I'm just trying guix pull because I've started getting an error note: source file ./srfi/srfi-64.scm newer than compiled /gnu/store/...-guile-2.0.11/lib/guile/2.0/ccache/srfi/srfi-64.go
<cirno9>which is stopping me reproducing the freeze
<mark_weaver>davexunit: on email@example.com, gmane.comp.gnu.gnuzilla, I asked him why, and the response was "Hardware acceleration seems to cause glitches in several platforms, and WebGL can be used for fingerprinting and other attacks."
<mark_weaver>well, I'd be curious to know what the "other attacks" are.
<davexunit>I'm not sooo upset now that I know it's a couple of flags that can be changed at runtime, but it still seems like an unnecessary change that makes icecat seem less capable than other browsers without any real security benefit.
<mark_weaver>it does seem that way to me too, although I confess that I don't know what "other attacks" he's referring to.
<cirno9>I managed to get strace output now (since my debug prints seem to stop the freeze happening, but the test still fails)
<cirno9>the output is too long and complex so I can't get anything from it
<Steap>and well, it was not downloading really fast :D
<mark_weaver>civodul: btw, I've noticed that the version number comparison logic in 'guix package -u' does not mix well with the version numbers used by 'guix-devel'. it thinks that the latest update was actually a downgrade.