<ng0>do we have something about running Nix on GuixSD or Nix and Guix on a host system in parallel (for build offloading, assuming Nix does support this as well)? I know the Guix documentation had one section
<jmd>I want to have my .guix-profile somewhere other than $HOME Is that possible?
<mark_weaver>I don't know what was in the mind of the person who came up with the idea, but I certainly prefer it. it's shorter, more memorable, doesn't depend on the value of $localstatedir or $prefix, etc
<ng0>you use urxvt, retroj? maybe your .Xresources (or where you set the config value for urxvt*) has left overs from another distro which used to apply patches which guix doesn't
<mark_weaver>retroj: okay, most likely you still have some programs linked to glibc-2.22, which uses an incompatible locale data format. you could add locale support for glibc-2.22, but it would be much better for update your software, since the old stuff you're running probably has unpatched security holes.
<ng0>well... does this mean I can not update the description to remove this linebreak which looks annoying to me?
<rekado_>jmd: the system profile is modified by changing the OS configuration. When doing “guix system reconfigure /path/to/config.scm” make sure that GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH is specified and the config.scm has a use-modules expression to load your custom module.
<rekado_>if you use “sudo” you can do “sudo -E …” to keep the current environment (including GUIX_PACKAGE_PATH)
<rekado_>ng0: if there’s something wrong with the description in GNU womb it should be fixed there.
<ng0>womb is awful to navigate in its source.. where is the description file
<jmd>How do files like /etc/protocols get created?
<ng0>hrrrrkkkkk....this room is too dark, i just did 'tag all' instead of 'tag single message' ... now I need to filter my filtering..
<rekado_>jmd: see operating-system-etc-service in gnu/system.scm.
<ng0>i mean i can test with localhost, but some kind of in/out network would be better?
<ng0>is the expected default of a git server to be able to locally su git to make changes to repositories, or is it a maintenance users which will be added to the git group to make such changes? I don't want to enforce my way of doing things on everyones system
<ng0>so i was able to git clone.. some setups I use involve ssh+git, i can't test that atm.. is this enough to guess that it works?
<ng0>to test ssh+git, I would need advise on how the qemu forward ports is achieved with guix system vm.