<ng0>Question: does the Guix homepage encourage users to get back in touch with us if any problem occurs or to tell us of anything they want to see improved, changed, fixed, when they are not completely familiar with anything being used? some "feedback" should also be in consideration when improving the tools (where toolset also includes reviewing etc where I could do more)
<catonano>ng0: would you mind publishing your work anywhere ? I could try to help you. Also
<catonano>Also other guixers could try to help ypu
<ng0>work.. the work in progress packages or the longterm gnunet pull etc thing? for the longterm one i need to work on things.. I can move stuff into one repository (I have 20 - 30 guix repos) with many branches named accordingly and let users pull from my server. one thing which needs badly help by someone dedicated enough to want it is the dbacl packages ... you need to either disable all tests (bad idea imo) or
<ng0>i could let my server repository mirror to also notabug and if necessary even to github, though i like the workflow we established with the gentoo overlay and really dislike pull requests and all that weirdness. a pull request in our workflow is "when you have a fix/addition and wnat to participate, do it, message us with either a patch or a direct url to your git server in onion space or clearnet"
<ng0>catonano: i'll try to publish it next week or next month, whenever i have time. some appointments i have soon are in the way.
<catonano>ng0: take your time, it was just an idea
<ng0>lst thing for today: i believe pybitmessage can be faster packaged if I ignore the discussions with upstream. I can try to contribute my setup.py …again… and hope that it does get included, but this should really not be my work, it should be them doing it.
<ng0>oh, 20-30 is just the packages i managed to keep track of.. there are more in the backups and ones which just sit unchanged because of some dependencies, like rust etc which i need to monitor for the day the dependencies are funcitonal
<ng0>i hope rust had its release now where it integrated the switch which would enable us to build it
<Sleep_Walker>can I somehow easily express, that my initrd should contain some additional packages? (busybox in my case as scheme is hard and bournish not sufficient)
<ng0>same config i used for setting this system up.. weird.
<nee`>Can I burn the guixSD image to a DVD? Is it possible? I have an old computer that can't boot from usb and wanted to quickly check if it runs guixsd. It doesn't have grub installed, so I can't use that to boot from usb.
<ng0>i think the lispf4 bug is still open.. does someone with knowledge in the languages it is written in care to investigate why it fails to execute correctly on guix? or does someone know appropriate mailinglists to ask for people to look into this?
<ng0>i should get the gnunet vpn setup on the systems and stop using tor.. i'm hitting so many man-in-the-middle recently exits it's no longer funny.
<ng0>oh.. yeah. do i need to sign my commits now, even if i at this moment did not connect my savannah account with guix and did not ask for access (I'd rather gather much more experience in some parts of git workflow and then ask)
<ng0>or is the new requirement not affecting this as long as commiters sign it as usual
<paroneayea>hi everyone! so here's a thing about geiser(-next)
<ecraven>is there any way to have "dynamic" dependencies? say, if X is installed, then compile this way, if Y is installed, this other way, and if X or Y are installed or removed, rebuild (but neither X nor Y are required dependencies)?
<adfeno>ecraven: I'm not an expert on this (I'm not even a programmer) but, would this break reproduceability of the package?
<efraim>I can't today, movers come tomorrow so I have to finish packing up the apartment
<lfam>shoaloak: I haven't had that issue before, although I've never used VirtualBox. Guix has great integration with QEMU so I use that. In this case, I would try looking at the process list (`ps`) and then tracing what I think is the correct process, to see what it's doing
<paroneayea>unrelated: magit users, how are you handling the new "sign all your commits" workflow?
<koosha>alezost: Also It's possible to write one with probebly python which can use guile itself for interpreting . Right ?
<alezost>koosha: I'm not sure I understand but there is "wisp" which is guile but looks like python. But all these are questions for #guile
<koosha>alezost: Oh , okay . I ask it there . Thank you :)
<nidhogg>I am trying to configure a menu-entry in grub configuration. My linux kernel is at "(hd0,3)/boot/vmlinuz-linux-libre". But when I specify that in "linux" under "menu-entry", the generated grub menu has "(hd0,3)/boot/vmlinuz-linux-libre/bzImage" as the kernel. How can I avoid this extra bzImage from being appended?
<lfam>I can figure out exactly which patches I need to cherry-pick from the Perl Git repo to patch against CVE-2016-1238 and CVE-2016-6185. Apparently the fixes are on the 'maint-5.22', which corresponds to our package, but it's not clear to me which commits are relevant.
<lfam>Bad typo. I meant to say that "I can't figure out ..."
<lfam>And Perl just made the bug report private again... :(