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<civodul>Hello Guix!
<mthl>Hello civodul
<civodul>hey, mthl
<alezost>I have a feeling there are some problems with gnu mailing lists. I don't see new messages at <> anymore (the same for the other lists)
<civodul>alezost: yes, it seems there has been some delay sometimes recently
<civodul>or are you posting through Gmane?
<civodul>Gmane sometimes introduces delay, too
<alezost>civodul: I'm reading but not posting through Gmane, and gmane is not the issue as non-"" lists are ok. But look at that archive: there were a couple of dozens messages yesterday; and there are only 7 there.
<mthl>during "make check" i've got failed
<taylanub>FYI GNU MLs seem to be down. at least Emacs and Guile bug reports.
<civodul>mthl: it seems that 'cd' prints the directory it changed to; what's the shell being used?
*civodul discovers $CDPATH
<civodul>this is terrrrible!
<bavier>civodul: the autotools have to deal with that a lot
<civodul>yes, i was reading a configure script to see what tricks are in there
<civodul>so what's the thing that makes 'cd' print the directory?
<bavier>look at am__cd in guix's Makefile
<civodul>i was going to just add "unset CDPATH" in
<bavier>seems like whatever CDPATH is set to affects it
<civodul>mthl: can you try: "unset CDPATH; make recheck"?
<civodul>bavier: yes, reads: "If a non-empty directory name from CDPATH is used, or if cd - is used, an absolute pathname of the new working directory shall be written to the standard output as follows"
<civodul>this is what happens here
*taylanub realizes that 'cd; cd -' is a simple way to get the absolute path to the CWD :P
<davexunit>easier than `pwd'? :P
<viric>echo $PWD
<_`_>`cd;cd -` doesn't return the absolute path in all shells
<_`_>`pwd` or $PWD are more reliable
<viric>the 'find the working directory' contest
<alezost>guile -c "(display (getcwd)) (newline)"
<civodul>definitely better
<bavier>wow, significant improvement in memory usage building firefox with gcc-4.9.2
<bavier>15GB down to 3.5GB
<bavier>maybe that was with 4.9 in general. Anyhow, nice to know for building icecat
<DusXMT>wow, now that's a difference
*DusXMT might not need his 10GB swap file anymore
<civodul>bavier: did you try upgrading gcc-4.9 in Guix?
<bavier>not yet
<mthl>civodul: a bit late answer but "unset $CDPATH" worked great
<mthl>after that i've got another fail from the same test complaining about permissions to access /gnu/store/
<mthl>solved by running "sudo make recheck"
<mthl>but i think it's bug, sorry no log
<civodul>mthl: ok, thanks!
<mthl>civodul: thanks for your patience!
<civodul>you're welcome
<davexunit>civodul: I have been trying to package guile-sdl with no success. turns out that someone has just opened a pull request against nixpkgs with a guile-sdl package. I can see that they use something called "sdl-env" to make the build work. do you know how this stuff works in nix?
<davexunit>sdl-env seems to unify all of the sdl library headers into one directory such that packages that use sdl will build.
<civodul>i don't see "sdl-env" in Nixpkgs
<davexunit>I'll do more investigating later after work, then.
<civodul>where is the pull request?
<civodul>davexunit: i think the 'buildEnv' thing just makes a union of all the buildInputs, i.e., a union of all the SDL packages
<civodul>i think we discussed a similar issue on guix-devel when someone packaged something with SDL
<civodul>HTH ;-)
<civodul>we should really recruit iyzsong though :-)
<tim__`>hello, ive installed a fresh guix system but it doesnt boot, it freezes due to a kernel panic (init not tainted)
<tim__`>is this a known bug?
<tim__`>kernel 3.15.6
<tim__`>ive checked the cmdline and the root partition is set correctly
<davexunit>civodul: iyzsong is recruitable! he joined my #sly channel and is learning guile. :)
<davexunit>ah, too late.
<jmd>So far, the code to package libreoffice is at 1100 lines!!
<bavier>jmd: that sounds terrible
<jmd>bavier: Believe me, it is.
<jmd>Where is the canonical install destination for man pages?
<bavier>jmd: usually $prefix/share/man
<jmd>So that would be obtained by (string-append (assoc-ref outputs "doc") "/man") ??
<bavier>I think you would need to do (string-append (assoc-ref outputs "doc") "/share/doc/man")
<nebuli>tim__`: is your root partition above 5?
<tim__`>no, sda1
<nebuli>oh, then its not the bug of mine...
<tim__`>are there selinux features enabled by default in the linux libre kernel?
<nebuli>perhaps you need to add some additionl kernel module to initrd
<tim__`>nebuli: how do i find out if i have to add something to the initrd?
<tim__`>nothing stored in /var/log, could only see the backtrace on the screen
<nebuli>dunno, it's your hardware... you might have also messed up 'label/raw' name thingy in config.scm
<tim__`>ok thx, only (device "/dev/sda1"), title is default
<jmd>How can I find out what build targets are available?
<davexunit>for those of you that are FSF members: the bulletin that we will be mailing in a couple of weeks will contain an article about Guix by yours truly. :)
<paroneayea>davexunit: that *and* the Jessica Tallon interview? or was that for the supporter
<paroneayea>regardless, yay for fun articles about projects I care about :)
<davexunit>supporter, I think. let me check the ol' TOC
<davexunit>yeah that's the supporter I think, not the bulletin.
<bavier>davexunit: cool, thanks for writing it up
<davexunit>it's about the hackathon and guix's role in GNU
<davexunit>hopefully it will bring more users and contributors in