<toothbrush0>Question time: i have a configure script which expects "prefix=$outdir" instead of "--prefix=$outdir", i'm not sure how i can change that, since #:configure-flags seems to just add arguments.
<xd1le>what, that doesn't make sense... is that a typo by upstream or something?
<xd1le>or is this a convention also (albeit less popular)?
<toothbrush0>when you run `./configure --prefix=...` the script errors out; its `./configure --help` thing tells me it requires KEY=VALUE pairs, without "--"
<ArneBab_>it did that when I tried it the first time, but now does not
<alezost>ArneBab_: You asked about it in September, and you were told that guile-2.0.7 was not used in guix for a long time, so it's likely that you have an old version of guix which wasn't updated for a long time. I would suggest to remove all signs of previous installations of guix, and to install it again
<ArneBab_>I tried that, but maybe I missed something…
<lfam>Does anyone check the guix-devel archives? I'm asking because I sent some patches yesterday while *something* was wrong with the mail server. They are in the archive but they didn't get sent back to me and davexunit said he couldn't access his GNU mail over IMAP.
<davexunit>lfam: for the record, my problem is surely unrelated.
<mark_weaver>Purism laptops include the Intel Management Engine, which is a separate processor running a complete proprietary OS that gives remote access to the machine, direct access to the system memory, and out-of-band access to the network, even when the computer is powered off.
<mark_weaver>if you want a machine without such back doors, stick with Libreboot laptops.
<mark_weaver>the claim that they are "working on it" is false hope. as far as the coreboot experts know, there is no way to avoid running the proprietary ME on those machines, and no hope of replacing it with a free software version because the code needs to be signed with a key owned by Intel.
<taylan>ugh, their FAQ states "Purism provides the source code to ALL the software from the bootloader, kernel, operating system, and software, and does not include any binary blobs in any of them. People can safely verify every single line of code." that's pretty dishonest (although they conveniently go only down to bootloader and kernel so it might be technically true)