<fusion809>Hi folks. I've just booted the official GuixSD 0.13.0 VM image and whenever I do anything package management-related I get the error: "ERROR: In procedure getaddrinfo: Name or service not known"
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<fusion809>I can resize the disk with qemu-img but how to incorporate that extra space into my root partition without deleting my existing partitions. The extra space is at the end of the disk and the first partition is my root partition, second is EFI
<fusion809>Might be simpler just to install GuixSD to a VM using the USB image.
<fusion809>Could use guix system vim-image, but anyone have an example file argument for it? It says it must specify operating system but I haven't the foggiest how to do so for it.
<fusion809>I as as my system is doing this and it seems to be taking forever with this and I'm wondering is this normal? I've allocated this VM 8GB RAM and 3 CPU cores so it should be going fairly fast.
<brendyn>I tried downloading 9k emails via pop with gnus mostly from guix mailing lists, but it used up a few gigs of ram and then crashed. I know many people use gnus but how do they manage to download such a large list?
<efraim>not gnus or emacs related, but I use offlineimap to have a local maildir copy of my mail
<jlicht>brendyn: I think so too! Also, nvm, I did something weird in one of my custom packages in GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH >.<
<clacke[m]>right, I should remember to use -A more. It's usually what I really mean when I say -s.
<brendyn>I suppose I'll just have to package icedove, since email in emacs is so unimaginably difficult.
<jlicht>brendyn: what issues are you having? I am (for ~80% of my mailing needs) quite happy with mu4e at least
<jlicht>I also concur that setting it up for the first time was a bit intimidating
<brendyn>I mark all my mail as read, close emacs, reopen it then everything is unread again
<brendyn>I can't see any way to resplit mail after ive already downloaded it, so i have these weird folders like 'bogus' and 'mail.misc' with some of my emails in them
<rekado>brendyn: I found gnus to be too difficult to set up, so I went with mu4e.
<brendyn>also i tried to download my mail after a few months of not trying emacs. there was 9000 mail at 100MiB. Emacs used up my 16GiB RAM, 11GiB swap before crashing and still failed to download any mail
<mekeor>which packages do i need in order to compile and run a java source file? as far as i understand, i need "java" and "javac" commands. i installed icedtea but it only gives me "java" command. i think i need "javac", too, right?
<mekeor>which guix-package includes the "javac" java-compiler?
<davexunit>mekeor: I believe icedtea has a "jdk" output that you need to install for that
<ng0>result="fail" reason="The VPN service 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc' was not installed." <- while the file in the dbus directory of the package doesn't look any different than the one NM-openvpn uses
<rama_dan>jlicht thanks :P i'm still not sure what to do though.. i'm trying to figure out how to set up server stuff for my SaaS app
<rama_dan>i suppose my top picks atm would be openbsd and guixsd, but it seems i won't be able to use guix on a mac.. maybe ever, but at least not soon
<rama_dan>so i guess the main advantage GuixSD would have over OpenBSD would be Guix itself.. but it's not useable on Macs (and i can't use anything else on the desktop because i need to get shit done :p)
<jlicht>rama_dan: if I recall correctly, there were also some people running a minimal Debian server, with a Guix (not GuixSD) install used for managing most software on the server.
<rama_dan>but OpenBSD is very good too and has built in stuff like httpd and relayd which would probably work really well
<ng0>damn… I think the plugins of NetworkManager have no way to configure the dbus-servicedir. I'll try a hack for now and send a patch upstream (though I've never sent anything to GNOME, no idea how open/welcoming they are on build system patches)
<ng0>oh great. they have the service, but they throw it into one big file with other stuff
<rama_dan>ng0 btw, does guix let you configure nginx with a "base path" for its config files? like on <distro X>, the configs need to be in some specific place that's distro-specific, right? i'd like to be able to configure it myself
<db48x>I installed rsync into my user profile, but then discovered that while my user profile is activated when I ssh in interactively, it's not activated when I ssh in non-interactively
<db48x>obviously I could install rsync into the system profile and it'd work (and probably should), but that won't help me for everything
<db48x>how do I tell it what profile to activate in this case?
<mb[m]1>db48x: If you open ~/.bashrc, there's a line testing for `cat`, mentioning noninteractive use. You can change that to test for rsync, and it'll work.
<mekeor>db48x: what does "ssh in interactively" mean?
<db48x>/etc/profile has a bunch of stuff for activating profiles, but the default .bashrc only calls it if SSH_CLIENT is set (it is), and if cat is not found in the current PATH (but cat is found, because it's in the system profile)
<db48x>mekeor: sshing in normally, without a specific command to execute
<db48x>mb[m]1: that makes sense, but it seems like a hack
<mb[m]1>Yes indeed. It would be great to have a better solution. Maybe just source the profile unconditionally? That's what I do anyway.
<db48x>I guess this is an area that needs some thought
<mb[m]1>db48x: feel free to send a patch or start a discussion on guix-devel :)
<ng0>what is the difference between let's say <busconfig><policy user="root"><allow own_prefix="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc"/> <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc"/></policy>[…] and the same thing with "allow own" instead of "own_prefix"?
<jlicht>db48x: yw. I can definitely recommend downloading the guix-devel ML archives, as most problems I run into using Guix(SD) have already been mentioned at least once.
<ng0>I'll try to replace the content and see if the policy is then accepted as installed
<ays>I seem to be getting this error when installing guix, can someone help me please?