<wigust>rekado: Thanks for clear it. I thought about translation support or programming languages :-)
<mange>civodul: What is the minimum version of Guile that we require for the Shepherd? In the README we just say "2.x", but could we bring it in-line with Guix (which is "2.2.x" or "2.0.13 or later")? The main thing I want is to remove the EINTR-safe function, which requires 2.0.10.
<mange>Also, unrelatedly and unimportantly, should I be using a "the" before "Shepherd" all the time? I feel more natural just calling it "Shepherd" (like "Guix"), but others seem to like the definite article.
<ng0>sneek: later tell lfam: I thought I catched every header.. Thanks for the commit :) So many files I worked in..
<civodul>mange: you should use the definite article, just like for "the Hurd" :-)
<civodul>regarding Guile requirements, we can align with Guix as you say
<civodul>and remove EINTR-safe and other workarounds for old versions
<ng0>this wm has no copyright headers and I have the hunch that the copyright of where it derives from (9wm) is not compatible to what we allow. There's a note on the xvertext routines in the sourcecode itself and this note upon running wm2 in the terminal:
<ng0>wm2: Copyright (c) 1996-7 Chris Cannam. Fourth release, March 1997
<ng0> Parts derived from 9wm Copyright (c) 1994-96 David Hogan
<ng0> xvertext routines Copyright (c) 1992 Alan Richardson
<ng0> Copying and redistribution encouraged. No warranty.
<ng0>just checking if it's something to keep in my repos or if we could make use of it proper included in Guix master.
<ng0>it's very old and hardly has any functionality and can't even be configured (by design), but modification is as easy as modifying suckless software in Guix :)
<mange>civodul: Okay, I'll put together some commits to update the README and remove some of the workarounds in the next few days.
<ng0>mbakke: I found your comment from yesterday. would be great to keep this on the mailinglist, trying to track possible solutions.
<ng0>So far I just managed to get to wrecked bootstrap binaries ;)
<ng0>maybe next month when I have time to look into that
<efraim>does anyone else's rotlog complain about not finding sendmail?
<castilma>hey guys, how do you reconfigure your system directly after a guix pull that contains a new linux version? do you build linux? or do you wait until there are substitutes? or how do you tell guix to stick to the current kernel?
<efraim>i just reconfigured one of my systems, I run guix from a git checkout so I rolled back to just before the latest kernel bump and then reconfigured
<mbakke>efraim: rottlog has complained about sendmail for a while. Should we give it one?
<efraim>it looks like we do have a sendmail package
<efraim>as long as the logs rotate I don't have a strong preference