<robsyme>What is the most guixy/guiley way to write package definitions where two package dependencies require different versions of the same software? Do you just (define deppackage-1.2.3 (package (name ... and (define deppackage-2.0.0 (package (name ... ?
<efraim>does anyone know how to change the status of patches on patchwork?
<frafra>3 questions: 1. I installed openssh, but I can't start as service, it looks like something is missing 2. my .scm packages build correctly and I would like to propose a patch; the online doc talks about using guix from git, but there's no git instruction 3. I installed xfce4 in my lightweight installation, and I don't know how to make available as choice during graphical login
<rekado>not everyone here uses Guix and they are quite content with keeping the same version for a long time.
<rekado>I'm also running "guix gc" once in a while to get rid of unreferenced stuff.
<rekado>hard to say how it's going to change in the future.
<rekado>but I think Guix storage is a minor concern in the grand scheme.
<rekado>we are more concerned with storage demands for sequencing data.
<rekado>that's petabytes. A couple of TB for Guix wouldn't matter much.
<rekado>you also don't need to keep around binaries when a project is complete. It would be enough to record the Guix commit hash and the manifest of Guix packages in use to reproduce the exact same environment.
<rekado>foobarry: AFAIK Pjotr also uses Guix on HPC (also bioinfo) and he's got a couple of additional bioinfo packages that are not available upstream yet.
<rekado>(He's not on IRC usually but occasionally posts to guix-devel)
<mark_weaver>the reason for the last step is to replace grub.cfg with one that includes references to fewer system generations
<kyamashita>mark_weaver: This works! Thank you. Now let's see if I can get builds going again.
<shymega>hi - i'm trying to setup bluez on my GuixSD system, but i'm not quite sure where to start, in terms of adding bluez to the /etc/dbus-1/system.d folder for integration
<shymega>my bluetooth device is detected, so that's good - and i've tried adding a (dbus-service (list dbus)) line in /etc/config.scm, but it errors on complination, saying that it expects '() instead. I tried that, and got the same error.