<DusXMT>Mixed news: Abiword finally builds (the executable itself) and it is NOT statically linked (which is great), but the opendocument plugin doesn't build, but I don't think fixing it will be a big problem (hopefully)
<mark_weaver>sneek: later tell cantstanya: regarding ZFS, I don't see how we could include it because its license is not compatible with the license used on Linux (GNU GPL v2), and therefore I think it's not legal for us to distribute a Linux kernel that includes ZFS.
<mark_weaver>the thing is, users probably won't know to set the env var, so the fallback is good, but the fallback won't work if the game is installed system-wide (in /run/current-system/profile) or if the user wants to use an alternate profile.
<DusXMT>if yes, then yes, it only installed it for root. But you can cheat the system, you can $ mkdir -p ~/.config/guix in your home directory and create a link ~/.config/guix which points to where /root/.config/guix/latest points to
<DusXMT>s|create a link ~/.config/guix|create a link ~/.config/guix/latest|
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<mark_weaver>Ulrar: generally, when you install packages with guix (guix package -i ...) you should run that command under your normal user id.
<mark_weaver>I put a little script in ~/bin/guix that does: exec /home/mhw/guix/pre-inst-env guix "$@"
<Ulrar>What exactly is pre-inst-env ? see that from time to time in the doc
<mark_weaver>the other nice thing about doing it this way is that I can carry local patches to guix, and git provides nice tools for rebasing my local changes onto the latest upstream guix.
<mark_weaver>Ulrar: it's a script that sets a bunch of environment variables (e.g. PATH and GUILE_LOAD_PATH) so that guix can run from the build directory instead of the copy installed by "make install".
<mark_weaver>in fact, you don't have to run "make install" at all.
<mark_weaver>however, beware that even when using pre-inst-env, it will still use the files from ~/.config/guix/latest if they exist. that's the directory that's populated by "guix pull".
<mark_weaver>if you want to switch to the git method, then I'd recommend deleting that directory