<cnmne>to modify configs for packages like st or xmonad (which require recompilation on every edit, even outside of guixsd), is it possible to define the config files short of making a new package definition?
<apteryx>it fails on my contains->polkit? predicate
<reepca>apteryx: that would make sense, since you're trying to string-append a <package> to a string.
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<reepca>you could do package->derivation and then look up the derivation-output associated with "out", and the predicate would work, but its results wouldn't be guaranteed to be accurate, since there's no guarantee the output path even exists yet.
<reepca>the only way to verify what's in a package's output is to build it, y'know?
<lsl88>it is the only part that when testing everything everything everything does not behave as I would like to, and I don't know why :/
<rekado>lsl88: could you give us a bit more detail?
<rekado>hey, any GNOME users here who could test the wip-gnome3.30 branch?
<lsl88>rekado: yes! I was waiting for someone to answer :)
<rekado>Rene wrote on the mailing list that GNOME 3.30 works fine, but I haven’t been able to make it work on my laptop, so I’m interested if other people can test this.
<rekado>Don’t want wip-gnome3.30 to go stale (again).
<lsl88>I have different make cleans for each "part : ie: one for deleting videos, one for deleting translation files, and so on. In the one for cleaning the "slides"(the svgs for the given locale sent to the makefile) I check with an ifeq the value of the variable LOCALE_LANG (it was your original LANG) so that it is not en_US, since then my bare .svg files are deleted, and I only want to delete the svgs that are created for any other locale.
<rekado>lsl88: the first line is supposed to be a short summary; the explanations can follow on the third line. The second line should always be empty.
<lsl88>yes, I was wondering if I should follow the commit standars we used for the contributions or not.
<rekado>lsl88: I’ve made similar mistakes in the past: using “and” when I meant “or”, or using “unless” when I meant “when”, etc
<rekado>lsl88: no need to follow the strict format, but leaving an empty second line is pretty much universally accepted for git commit messages.
<lsl88>rekado: the ifeq and ifneq is horrible, it is just a typo! I'd rather have only ifeq and then a not, ! or whatever to make false my condition. Thank you, will take into account the commit stuff, did not know that.
<jonsger>I'll try to build bootstrap-tarballs for powerpc64le. For that you need gcc >= 6.2. While building libstdc++-6.5.0 it fails. I wonder know which definition of libstdc++ is built here: one from gcc.scm or from commencement.scm?
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<civodul>rekado: that could be a GDM issue not specific to the branch, no?
<rekado>it could be, but I would find that surprising given that Timothy made changes to the GDM service and has been using this successfully for some time now.
<rekado>besides, even without GDM (using .xsession) I can’t get GNOME to start.
<pkill9>when you use a manifest and/or a system configuration with an inferior, does the channel that that inferior is built from get garbage collected? (assuming that the profile/manifest that package is in is pinned like all profile generations are)
<rekado>only 558 CRAN packages to add before we can add all of Bioconductor!
<bgardner>lfam: Anything useful I can get for you here before I wipe the partition and restart?
<lfam>bgardner: No, I don't know enough to go much deeper. If it was my thing I would probably try to spend some time figuring out if the VM is really stuck or just "paused" or something, but it would probably be faster to start over. Sorry
<jahb>lfam: In preferences, video tab, display section, output drop down.
<bgardner>lfam: No worries at all, just trying to contribute any info I can - I'll report back later :)
<lfam>jahb: "Automatic". Any way to figure out what it picked?
<jahb>lfam: 'fraid I don't know. Can you try it in OpenGL mode though?
<civodul>(i checked guile-git because obviously it's a dependency of Guix)
<bgardner>lfam: Restart going better - I didn't provide swap first time around so this time I added a token 200MiB swap and it is zipping along.
<apteryx>ouch; I've caused by system to loose sudo because of an error in the setuid-programs service
<apteryx>it crashed in the middle of populating it because I used (file-append mtr "/bin/mtr") instead of (file-append mtr "/sbin/mtr"), and now I only have one binary which has setuid (no longer have sudo there).
<serichsen>When I have created a config.scm which after a seemingly successful `guix system init …' turns out to be unbootable, do I have to delete everything before trying again, or can I do something like `guix reconfigure …'?
<apteryx>serichsen: you should be able to guix reconfigure!
<jlicht>what was the super url for the fancy web interface to the ML again?
<apteryx>sneek: later tell civodul with my patch, I can see that the dbus-configuration used by my system generation contains a system-local.conf file which has a new entry: <includedir>/gnu/store/gw3ckmw2pihc44d23lc8pipfw7wr16g7-network-manager-openvpn-1.8.0/etc/dbus-1/system.d</includedir>