<mark_weaver>and the last two times I tried to build it on my Libreboot X200, the machine turned off, as if it suddenly lost power and battery, and wouldn't show any signs of life again until I took out the battery. so, no libreoffice for me :-(
<mark_weaver>I wonder if something during the build process is trying to use the hardware virtualization extensions, which apparently don't work on an X200 with the ME (Intel's backdoor) disabled, as Libreboot does.
<mark_weaver>(fortunately, I rarely need libreoffice, except occasionally when the radio station I work at sends out new schedules in xlsx format
<civodul>we must arrange so that LO gets built on hydra
<mark_weaver>maybe that will help with this too. that would be nice.
<mark_weaver>according to another report of this problem I found (on a random site), the segfault actually happens in 'linearize_matrix', which sounds likely to be something in atlas. it might be a genuine bug in atlas that doesn't exist in openblas. the test passed on my machine with openblas on the first try, anyway.
<fchmmr><mark_weaver> I wonder if something during the build process is trying to use the hardware virtualization extensions, which apparently don't work on an X200 with the ME (Intel's backdoor) disabled, as Libreboot does.
<mark_weaver>bavier: yes, homeschooling is a good option, and I'd be in favor of it. However, it's obviously a big commitment to do that properly. I'm not sure I have enough influence on the parents to make that happen, and even if I did, it would probably involve me dropping all of my free software work entirely to focus on that, which I don't want to do.
<Steap>Plus you'd expect the damn school to be able to properly teach
<davexunit>massachusetts public schools are generally good, IMO.
<anthk_>well, the USA never reached the Enlightenment, it went though the post-middle ages trhough decadence
<anthk_>they were founded upon a high Protestant basis, in Europe we had a long way to modernize
<anthk_>I mean, we had more time to get more secular culture, in the US everything went too fast
<mark_weaver>anthk_: well, it seems to me that the "founding fathers" of the USA were relatively Enlightened, and our Constitution mandates a separation between Church and State, but those ideas never really got much traction among the general population, in which fundamentalism is way off the charts compared to other similar nations.
<mark_weaver>anthk_: reformat is a strong word. 'guix system reconfigure' is not so scary. it builds a new 'system' and moves the /run/current-system symlink to point to it.
<mark_weaver>(and modifies the grub configuration to make the new system the default, moving the existing one to the menu of older systems)
<anthk_>mark_weaver: but I mean, if I boot the system and I reuse the previous "desktop.scm", would that apply the formatting function?
<anthk_>the scheme file with the XFCE desktop as a basis which came in the USB image
<mark_weaver>anthk_: you may be thinking of the 'guix system init' command, which you used when you first installed.
<mark_weaver>'guix system reconfigure' is quite safe. I run it all the time.
<anthk_>mark_weaver: oh, so I can reuse the previous config file, thanks
<mark_weaver>yes, you should keep a copy of your OS config, preferably version controlled (or at least keep a copy of a known "good" version of it).
<mark_weaver>the worst outcome that has ever happened for me with 'guix system reconfigure' is that the new system doesn't come up properly, in which case I just reboot and choose the older 'system' from the GRUB menu.
<anthk_>that's interesting, for sure. And using scheme... it's genious
<mark_weaver>my current hypothesis is that ATLAS is being built on one build slave, and then python-numpy is getting built on a different slave, and the ATLAS doesn't work properly on that build machine.
<mark_weaver>in any case, it builds properly with OpenBLAS on my x86_64 machine.