<mark_weaver>civodul: btw, it seems that I've never quite understood how I should be configuring my environment variables to build software the old-fashioned way (outside of guix), but using the guix toolchain, tools and libs. this "installing guix from guix" section of the readme now gives me some hints, but it would be good if this was better documented in general.
<mark_weaver>for example, for a long time I didn't know about ld-wrapper and whether I should be using it, and also I never knew about GUIX_LD_WRAPPER_ALLOW_IMPURITIES, and am still unclear on what it does exactly.
<civodul>mark_weaver: agreed, i think we need at least a section in the manual
<mark_weaver>btw, when I have both ld-wrapper and binutils installed, it tells me that it's "arbitrarily" choosing the 'ld' from ld-wrapper. Is this a dice roll, or is it somehow rigged to make sure I get the right one? it seems brittle.
<mark_weaver>(admittedly, I've never seen it choose the 'ld' from binutils, which is good :)
<mark_weaver>(sorry for all the negative feedback in a short time; just rememebering a few things that should be noted before I forget to mention them :)
<mark_weaver>but on the bright side, GCC 4.8 by default in core-updates, yeah! :)
<mark_weaver>civodul: I'm bootstrapping the new core-updates (with GCC 4.8) on the 3A machine now. It seems to be going alright, although "make check" failed two tests (package-source-derivation, snippet; and union-build)