<cby> I asked that yesterday, but made no progress: when building guix from git, I cannot seem to be able to get the store populated, the executables are installed fine, but I cannot use them, I get: "guix package: error: open-file: No such file or directory: /gnu/store/af19ma2vm3qhvh3rw6cdivyp98s18bj3-guile-bootstrap-2.0.drv"
<cby>oh right, just saw the answer from yesterday. I'll update my question: what can stop 'make' from creating drv files from my local copy of guix?
<rgrau>Hi, I just wrote a package definition (or however it's called), and would like to run guix lint on it, but currently, 'guix line packagename' does not recognize packagename. How should I proceed now?
<fps>rgrau: did you add it to a file in a guix checkout?
<rgrau>Yup, but I'm not running guix from that checkout
<fps>normally you'd then have done: ./pre-inst-env guix lint packagename
<NiAsterisk>hopefully I can commit the patches for gnunet-gtk and pybitmessage before years end
<NiAsterisk>can't sign the patches though, I'd like to do that for patches when I got my cardreader next month
<NiAsterisk>"gnu/packages/gnome.scm:809:5: warning: possibly unbound variable `xvfb'" when I have ("xvfb" ,xvfb) in (native-inputs) in gnome.scm for a package. where does xvfb reside? guix package -A xvfb didn't help
<davexunit>NiAsterisk: that's because "xvfb" isn't a package
<NiAsterisk>what are packages like in gnu/packages/python.scm ? all just libraries and small applications in python / for python? because I feel PyBitmessage might be in the wrong file there. it is written in python, that's all. If I put it there, do I need to write one package definition for python2 and one for python(3)?
<davexunit>NiAsterisk: that module is mostly for libraries
<davexunit>NiAsterisk: (gnu packages messaging) seems a better fit
<NiAsterisk>all is well and fine, but I think I need to write an setup.py or something for it. or ask upstream to provide one.
<lfam>Does anyone have experience using Guix "interactively" on spinning rust and solid state storage? I imagine that an SSD would significantly improve the experience of working with the store. So much seeking... I'm wondering about other's experiences.
<NiAsterisk>how does one handle external sources (http downloads during make) in guix?
<NiAsterisk>different package, gnunet-gtk, some errors remaining
<davexunit>the only type of build process which may access the network are those whose hash is known in advance
<davexunit>in practice this is just source code downloads
<lfam>NiAsterisk: You are missing at least one dependency in the inputs of your package. Probably docbook-xsl. I believe I addressed this the last time it came up on the mailing list with the WIP gnunet-gtk package. Did you read that thread.
<NiAsterisk>Okay, I think I will take some more time to figure out the problems I have completely on my own, try to read some more sources, see if I can solve the glade3 issue. It's better for understanding and learning, and I think I can do this on my own. If not, I'll be back for more detailed questions.
<nucleria>Hi. I have a picture of a back trace from the "guix system init /mnt/etc/config.scm /mnt" command. If anyone knows how to fix it, I need the help on installing GuixSD to my Dell Studio 1558.