<zacts>I also like minix3 for learning how operating systems work. so maybe one day I can combine gnu + minix3 + guix in some way.. who knows..
<gzg>Full of potential, but you aren't going to get very far as-of yet -- via those sets of means (0.4 vm).
<zacts>but that would probably be like 6-7 years from now.
<zacts>anyway, so yeah. guix looks way cool. I will read the doc and figure out how to install it.
<gzg>zacts: The install is pretty trivial. Once setup though, make sure to do a "guix pull" to get the latest set up expressions made available to you.
<zacts>so do 'guix pull' before I do anything else, after the initall install?
<gzg>zacts: Well, you don't need to -- also, make sure you have the daemon running, you have ownership of your account in the ../nix/per-user/your-username-folder and your you'll likely need to change group permissions, but after you try to do anything that includes installing, guix should warn you do to that.
<gzg>If you have any issues, feel free to come back and ask. :^)
<mark_weaver>one reason I'm interested in Guix is that it should be relatively easy to make bit-for-bit reproducable builds of every package, so that anyone who wants can independently verify the authenticity of the binary packages we provide.
<mark_weaver>we're already pretty close to that, but there are a few more issues to deal with, like timestamps being inserted in the binaries.
<mark_weaver>The MIPS N32 bootstrap is coming along nicely. I've built the final gcc, ncurses, readline, bash, libffi, libunistring, pkg-config, libgc, and ncurses. m4 failed one of its tests (test-readlink) with: ../build-aux/test-driver: line 95: 11915 Aborted "$@" > $log_file 2>&1
<zacts>ok I did guix pull and got this error: guix pull: error: build failed: some substitutes for the outputs of derivation `/nix/store/j1mvq86k2kf4iq8dj3gmr68xxaznflnf-module-import.drv' failed; try `--fallback'
<viric>Guest58457: ah I forgot about it wanting boost
<viric>in fact stallman has a talk on london 2012 bitcoin.
<mark_weaver>civodul: the MIPS N32 bootstrap is going nicely. I've built the final glibc, binutils, gcc, diffutils, findutils, perl, ncurses, readline, bash, libffi, libunistring, pkg-config, and libgc. one of the m4 tests causes an abort, though. time to investigate that further.