<dxk>Hi. I'm trying to get started with guix. I've installed 0.5 (make check passes all tests) and from git (as of today, which passes all tests except the 'topologically-sorted, more difficult' test in store).
<dxk>guix package -s hello works, but when I try to install it downloads lots of files until guile-2.0.9.tar.xz, then fails with 'guix package: error: build failed: unable to fork: Invalid argument.
<dxk>I've poked around and googled but come up blank. Anyone have any suggestions?
<davexunit>dxk: hmm I don't know what's happening. if no one else responds on this channel, could you write to the guix-devel mailing list?
<phant0mas>dxk: what distro do you use? Have you installed all the dependencies?
<dxk>I've tried it on two distros, LFS/BLFS and Gentoo. I have the stated dependencies of guile (2.0.9), g++ (4.7.3), libcrypt (3.8.0), sqlite (3.8.2), libbz2 (1.0.6). I also had to install graphviz and some fonts to make today's git.
<dxk>I don't know if it is relevent, but I am getting messages in the system log complaining "guile: Libgcrypt warning: missing initialization - please fix the application"
<mark_weaver>do we want to have gnutls consult a system-wide certificate store? it looks for one in its configure script, but doesn't find one so it disables that entirely, leaving each individual application to do its own thing. that makes configuration a pain.
<mark_weaver>openssl, on the other hand, searches for them in its /nix/store/ directory, which is always empty.
<mark_weaver>openssl provides environment variables at least, but gnutls doesn't.
<mark_weaver>so for programs that use gnutls, each individual program has to be configured independently.
<mark_weaver>yeah, in a way I'm sorry to give hydra so much to do, but otoh our crypto stuff needs updating.
<mark_weaver>btw, does 'w3m' do proper certificate checking for you?
<mark_weaver>for me, it tells me everything is valid, even self-signed expires certs. even if I specifically ask for the page info, it gives me a nice detailed display of the expired unverified cert and tells me it's valid :-(
<mark_weaver>I wonder if I just have some bad config file over here or something.