<absorto>also... the bootloader part is confusing. right now I see my target partition as sdd1, and would like to have grub installed on sdd. But when I remove the thumbrive it will likely be renamed to sda. Which should I write down on my .cfg?
<mark_weaver>absorto: do you have (title 'label) in that file-system ?
<mark_weaver>absorto: when you run 'guix system init' from the installation system, the config file should use the device name as seen from that system.
<mark_weaver>after it's installed, you should change it to the device name as seen from your main system, for pusposes of 'guix system reconfigure'
<mark_weaver>absorto: what is the output of "readlink /dev/disk/by-label/guix" ?
<mark_weaver>another possibility is that our initial ramdisk lacks a module that's needed to see that disk
<absorto>yeah, (title 'label), ok so for system init hdd, after that hda. This would explain why it hosed the usb installation system, had to reimage it
<rekado>wow, connection to hydra is really good right now.
<rekado>downloading qt is no longer a matter of half an hour.
<rekado>oh, snippets appear not to be applied when using "guix build --with-source=tarball.tar.gz"
<mark_weaver>that's expected. snippets and patches are part of the 'origin' object that is in the package 'source' field. --with-source replaces the value of that field.
<rekado>this makes it more difficult to use a new release/testing tarball when building the package depends on some snippet action to be performed.
<mark_weaver>I also noticed the libiberty thing, while investigating the new withershins breakage. it seems that new GCC no longer installs it by default. We should probably make a separate libiberty package anyway; it would be good to be able to add it as an input to something without overriding the default 'gcc'.
<rekado>e.g. in powertabeditor the removal of bundled libraries is necessary or else the build fails.
<rekado>not a big problem as I can either repackage the tarball or move code from a snippet to a build phase temporarily.
<rekado>"To date, libiberty is generally not installed on its own. It has evolved over years but does not have its own version number nor release schedule."
<alezost>civodul: hi, I'm going to push "gnu: Add pv." commit by Claes Wallin and add him to AUTHORS. The question is: should he be added before Paul van der Walt (because of "Walt") or after (because of "van")?