<tune>is that args for guix package or what? also how can I check generation numbers
<tune>went back like 8 generations trying to troublehsoot the pavucontrol crash but now I'd like to go back
<tune>I still haven't found a reliable way to find guix info... quite annoying. like a browser search never works, opening html manual and doing ctrl-f fails me, I don't even remember how to get to guix stuff from info inside emacs
<tune>ah switch generation is a guix system thing? would that still work for user profile?
<tune>I guess i'm just gonna update again. can't figure out anything
<gtoast>I’m trying to set up guile on Guix. I keep getting messages about guile-readline and guile-colorize which I’ve installed using Guix. Does anyone know how to configure guile to use these modules the Guix way?
<rvgn>Since ExifTool not packaged yet, is there any alternative available in the repo?
<rvgn>Also, does the package "evolution-data-server" provide the Evolution Mail Client app as well?
<nckx>noobly: If you mean in Guix itself (package build scripts, the Guix System initrd, other places where others'd use bash): yes. If you mean interactively: no. The initrd drops you to a Guile REPL on failure, which cannot be said to, ahem, rival bash. Yet.
<nckx>*confused* rvgn: ‘guix package -i perl-image-exiftool’? Please report a bug if it doesn't work.
<lsl88>Hi Guix! I am trying to add an image uploaded to savannah to a .md file. I am following the documentation, I even took a look at previous blog posts, but cannot make it work. I will write down what I am doing
<lsl88>civodul: hi Ludo! Did you think I was not going to appear here anymore? ;-)
<lsl88>civodul: yes, that is exactly what happens. And even reading the documentation or looking at the post about guix days 2019 I am doing the same, just changing the URL from savannah and does not show up
<lsl88>and if I add Guix Days logo, it works without any issue, it is sth aboyt my images on saavannah I guess
<asterope>I need to move grub64.efi to another location in the /boot partition because of the retarted laptop uefi support
<civodul>lsl88: that's fine: if you use the full URL for images, it won't work until the web site is uploaded to gnu.org
<rekado>I’d like to give it a try. I’d like to see if I can do without X11.
<gtoast_>I’m trying to set up guile on Guix. I keep getting messages about guile-readline and guile-colorize which I’ve installed using Guix. Does anyone know how to configure guile to use these modules the Guix way?
<rekado>gtoast_: Could you please provide us with a little more information? Have you installed guile-readline, guile-colorize, and guile itself?
<rekado>erm, I mean: have you installed Guile through Guix as well?
<phenoble>So I'd like to install (/manually update) the package for qutebrowser, which can be run using the older qtwebkit, or the newer qwebengine (...Chromium?).
<phenoble>The latter, a qwebengine-based qutebrowser, has significant benefits. But I don't see qwebengine package in guix.
<phenoble>I just see qtwebkit. Has qtwebengine not (yet?) been packaged in guix, and if not, why, and will it ever?
<nckx>phenoble: I can only answer the first part: no, and I don't think it will be soon.
<phenoble>Ok, so i found something on the mailing lists. Originally there were FSL concerns about qwebengine because it depends on chromium. But I see that chromium has been packaged and integrated into guix about 2 weeks ago.
<dawgmatix>Newcomer to guix, but longtime linux user here. Any pointers on how I could set CMAKE_EXPORT_COMPILE_COMMANDS to ON for all packages that use cmake as the build system and then collect the generated compile_commands.json in the build directory?
<jackhill>cool, I was about to write how that didn't make sense to me ☺
<enderby>hi, i'm back with my question. i have an old guix version on debian foreign distro, version 8d4805ba2934e492524512aac8a95662f2cf97c7. guix pull as root gives me an error message: "Guix is too old and cannot be upgraded"
<jackhill>as I understand it, you can use a newer guix that you get from somewhere else, or do a step-wise update
<rvgn>1) Do files in user's home directory get conserved or get deleted after "guix system reconfigure"? 2) Do user preferences/settings like default applications, desktop background etc., get conserved or get deleted after "guix system reconfigure"?
<enderby>jackhill: thanks, will try. i think some of that rings a bell
<dawgmatix>jackhill - thanks for the pointer, will give that a shot