<zzappie>Any chance someone knows why make-forcexec-constructor #:directory keyword is not used in any service curently defined in guix? Or does it work even. It seems like service i'm trying to define is crashing trying to create files in root directory...
<NieDzejkob>zzappie: perhaps no service in guix needs to run in a specific directory?
<NieDzejkob>you could try to run a simple script that prints `pwd' and see if it's working
<zzappie>NieDzejkob: I'm doing it uglier way :) I am opening file named whereami and writing debug info to it. Cause i I am lauching system config with guix system vm.
<NieDzejkob>zzappie: okay, so you have the #:directory parameter and your service runs in / ?
<oliverp_>@bdju, its true that (at least to my knowlage) that Brave is based on Chrome
<bdju>It looks like Guix has ungoogled-chromium packaged, but on the 100% free distros it has been common to refuse to package chromium due to it being unclear if all of it is truly free software and people not wanting to do an audit.
<bdju>I remember when I was on Parabola for a while there wasn't anything packaged that used chromium or webengine.
<nckx>oliverp_: The first thing that page says is it's a Chromium fork, the freeness of which isn't clear at all.
<oliverp_>hm I don't that brave connects to a third party server
<zzappie>NieDzejkob: AARGH! It was the $HOME variable... pwd showed /var/lib/tendermint. That was the wat moment. Then i inspevted tendermint's source and found out the were expanding the HOME var. so much time wasted
<nckx>raingloom: I agree, something like blender-for[or with?]-opengl-2?
<raingloom>sounds good. "blender-old" could also work, but "-opengl2" is more explicit about its purpose.
<raingloom>(well, there are other reasons to use it, like addons that have not been ported to 2.80)
<lfam>nckx: The ultimate reason is that I added 2.8 when it was still a beta. To go along with the policy of not packaging betas, I kept the old version
<nckx>I take back my previous message. ‘Pinning’ versions shouldn't depend on ad-hoc -with-foo names, if it's hard to use (supported) older packages without Guix helpfully upgrading them every time, that's the bug.
<lfam>There are may also be Blender file format changes at 2.8, but I don't remember the details now
<noobly>hi, my install has failed on the last step with a problem installing the bootloader. I should've taken a picture, but it said something about having no BIOS thingy, and that blocklist were unreliable. So I restarted the graphical install, and I want to make sure the recommended partition scheme is good
<nckx>noobly: Is this a non-UEFI machine with a GPT-partitioned disc, by chance?
<noobly>it's a thinkpad x60, i always forget if there's uefi support. The disc are GTPT
<nckx>If so you need a tiny ‘BIOS boot partition’ at the beginning (well, that's where I always put it) of your drive.
<PotentialUser-26>commanderkeen_: yeah. oddly, I get the same error w/xf86-video-fbdev. That /used/ to work (though it only gave me a 800x600 resolution). Stopped working after I changed radeon.something temporarily @ boot once (or maybe after a profile update or some cache thing xorg did? I'm not sure)
<PotentialUser-26>commanderkeen_: correction-- it doesn't say "failed to load module ati" if I add ati and remove amdgpu. I'm wondering if it's using modesetting, and skipping the installed drivers (modesetting is a driver, right? or is it just a kernel setting? this makes it sound like a driver) : https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8280192.html
<noobly>so what should my partition scheme look like with BIOS/GPT
<nckx>shader: That's exactly what side effects are
<shader>nckx: I guess I was forgetting about the fact that a given derivation might make multiple changes to the same directory in the store, so it could interfere with itself
<NieDzejkob>PotentialUser-26: elogind is in %desktop-services but not in %base-services
<shader>PotentialUser-26: plus that sounds rather old, and seems like a bug that would affect everyone /but/ systemd users. As in systemd apparently did something to bypass that issue
<shader>I can't claim to understand it that well without digging further into the context though
<dftxbs3e>nckx, so, news on the powerpc64[le] portage part: gawk contains a removed reference to bash-static in the store, so obviously it doesnt work. however it's unclear where that reference comes from. I could not find a way to get access to the sources of a package *before* compilation, so that I can figure out where that is... :-/
<raingloom>has anyone tried keepassxc as a secret service provider?
<NieDzejkob>dftxbs3e: does `guix build --source PKG` do what you want?
<shader>I notice the 'github' package updater - is there something specific about github vs other git repositories?
<shader>i.e. is it only looking at releases (which would be github only), or at tags on master?
<dftxbs3e>NieDzejkob, it's not exactly a package here, it's an expression within a package
<dftxbs3e>I tried few things already, but my skills with Scheme feels limiting