<Apteryx>laertus: when your local guix is done, you can use it to upgrade your user guix, like "./pre-inst-env guix pull". And then, unless you want to work on guix itself, you don't need to use the git checkout anymore.
<nee`>So native-search-paths seem to be the default. I only see search-paths used in cross compiler packages like cross-base.scm and mingw.scm. What happens with the non-native search paths? The cross compiling host can't use them, so are they passed to some kind of test vm?
<taylan>happy_gnu[m]: guix uses its own "tree" of dependencies all the way down to the standard C library, so it's normal that it installs a lot of recursive dependencies the first time you start installing packages, even if they're small packages themselves. and it resorts to compilation when the build farm hasn't compiled the exact version of the package you're installing yet. also make sure you even
<taylan>authorized the Hydra build farm, otherwise it will compile everything.