<organixpear>Hello! I am having trouble installing guix. Specifically, in config.scm
<organixpear>I don't understand in (file-systems ... (device "root")
<organixpear>Should that be /dev/sdX, where that partition contains my root fs?
<isd>Is there an easy way to have sets of packages maintained outside of the mainline source tree? I have a handful of on-off utilities that aren't general or interesting enough to make sense to push upstream, but I'd like to have them in proper packages on my local system at least
<isd>with more mainstream package managers (rpm, apt...) this is pretty easy, but I can't find any documentation about how to do it with guix (or nix for that matter).
<mark_weaver>isd: there's a GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH environment variable. set it to a directory that contains *.scm files with your package recipes.
<mark_weaver>note that there's also a far more flexible method: build guix from git, and maintain your own private branch, periodically rebasing your branch on our upstream (or periodically merge our upstream into your branch, if you prefer).
<mark_weaver>civodul: so, I won't be able to work on Guix much today, but there are some remaining issues in core-updates: the subversion builds are failing, and on armhf I'm getting a bus error during the openssl test suite.
<mark_weaver>if no one else has time to look at them, it'll have to wait until tomorrow
<civodul>mark_weaver: i can't help with the armhf one, but i'll see what i can do with svn