<xfury>Hello guix, I have a little problem because I use Apple hardware. I'm looking to boot a "GNU/Linux" distro as main OS because on OSX I can't find enough docs about network and I have to use a vpn. Can you confirm that guix works on macintel workstations like a 2009 macpro ?
<civodul>xfury: i can't tell if GuixSD (the distro) works on MacOS
<xfury>civodul, guix looks good and seems to be more specialized than trsiquel from your link. I have probs with trisquel that's why I need to change. I think I'm going to try gnewsense perhaps with debian support for mac pro...
<adhoc>xfury: i'm running linux on a macpro, not sure the year, probably 2009 or 2010
<adhoc>i'm installing guix on a debian/jessie system, pulled down the tar, etc
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<civodul>rekado: make sure to announce the new release during your talk :-)
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<sbidin>Hi, I'm new and trying out GuixSD. I got stuck during the installation while invoking guix system init. It seems that a package listed within the (package (cons ...)) expression is always interpreted as an unbound variable.
<paroneayea>interesting package manager to package manager discussion
<davexunit>sbidin: looks like you haven't imported the correct module to have access to that package
<sbidin>For instance, I'll have (packages (cons* xterm %base-packages)), and running guix system init results in "ERROR: Unbound variable: xterm".
<sbidin>davexunit: How do I do that? I'm following the installation docs.
<davexunit>check out (guix scripts build) or (guix scripts environment) for some examples
<davexunit>though note that the code there is written in monadic style
<davexunit>xfce users: how do I make it so that I can log out and shut down from the main panel menu?
<phant0mas>davexunit: I am stuck, I can't understand how to do it. From what I understand from (guix scripts build) guix-build does the connection to guix-store and everything else I may need and I only have to pass what I will build and any inputs it may want.
<phant0mas>for example I thought that something like (guix-build (@ (gnu packages make-bootstrap) %glibc-stripped)) should have worked...
<davexunit>phant0mas: you should just call the build procedures from the repl
<davexunit>your above code is invalid, because guix-build expects string arguments to parse
<phant0mas>great, I am completly wrong... back to studying