<ng0>I ran once more into a reason why I'd like to have guix on my servers soon. as we don't have searx packaged yet, is there some special up-to-date openssl debian-package-repository thing i don't know about? searx just broke because debian.
<sneek>ng0, pksadiq says: I asked you for the output of "ctypes.util.find_library('m')" just to check if 'libm'-the math library-is found right by guix. Afaik it has nothing to do with depends.py or libssl (I saw in patch you sent to mailing list).
<ng0>later tell pkssadiq: oh... thanks for the info. but it fixed something, although not the pyqt4 part, where i'm still stuck.
<ng0>sneek later tell pkssadiq: oh... thanks for the info. but it fixed something, although not the pyqt4 part, where i'm still stuck.
<davexunit>the just-get-it-done thing is to modify gnu-build-system
<davexunit>trivial-build-system should almost never be used
<davexunit>gnu-build-system will automatically patch shebangs in shell scripts and other nice things
<thomasd>When you say "fix upstream", do you mean that every project should include a configure script, or would a plain Makefile suffice for simple projects (in which case all phases but "make install" would be disabled)?
<davexunit>thomasd: using GNU autotools would be preferable
<davexunit>a simple makefile often leaves out many details
<davexunit>one often wants to set the installation prefix