<sbidin>what actually happens when guix is "downloading a list of substitutes from hydra"? it usually takes quite some time, but I had assumed it's mostly just simple package metadata and hashes and the like
<sbidin>Though I do understand it's not as dangerous as a regular package manager, so there's not as big of a need for stuff like that.
<sbidin>Basically, it feels as if there's a --verbose active by default. :)
<davexunit>prompts don't help anything. I really dislike interactive processes for stuff like this.
<sbidin>There's also a silly bug when downloading a package from hydra: the individual lines are so long that they wrap, and the updating percentage ticker then forces the output of a new line for each update.
<sbidin>davexunit: I'd appreciate a prompt in cases where installing a package would pull a large amount of dependencies I don't want. But ATM I have to check on that myself, before installing.
<davexunit>you can ask for a "dry run" with the -n flag
<davexunit>and I agree that we should display some statistics about the disk space it will use
<davexunit>mark_weaver: ruby 2.2.3 was released today, which includes a fix for a CVE. however, texlive-bin, qt, and webkitgtk have ruby as an input so I'm hesitant to push an update and cause a lot of rebuilding
<rekado_>marcus: do note, though, that Guix is designed with user freedom in mind. While it is possible to force updates onto other users it's not in the spirit of letting users have control over their profiles.
<marcus>ok, thanks. i have a synaptics touchpad in my t60. i have already installed xf86-input-synaptics - but when I try to run synclient I got an error like: the module is not loaded. how can i make it load correctly?
<sbidin>I've had xmonad working before, but now slim yells "failed to execute login command" at me. I have no idea what I did wrong. Is there a log somewhere that's more detailed than /var/log/slim.log?
<sbidin>I use a simple .xsession containing only the shebang and "exec xmonad".
<sbidin>It also seems that xmonad's binary gets created fine.
<sbidin>Which would mean that xmonad *does* get called after I log in via slim.
<mark_weaver>fwiw, I have both of those 'latest' links pointing to my git checkout.
<mark_weaver>and then I never run 'guix pull'. instead I "git pull && make"
<sbidin>Yes, I've tried that, but then I deleted libgcrypt and that guix refused to run. So, just to avoid headaches in the short-term, I reverted back.
<sbidin>Using the git clone directly is on my todo list. :)
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<sbidin>mark_weaver: Thank you for the strace tip. It turns out it was, (drumroll), all my fault. And the problem was completely unrelated to guix or guixsd in any way.
<codemac>does anyone here run bitlbee from guix? It's looking for lots of libraries that it can't find - libotr, libglib, etc
<codemac>I tried to rebuild it with --no-substitutes, but that lead to rebuilding the world so i C-c'd that.
<taylanub>codemac: I'm running a guix-installed bitlbee on Debian
<taylanub>don't remember having a problem like you mention. maybe your configuration specifies that some non-default features should be enabled, which require said libraries? (I have a minimal config.)