<dadinn>rekado_: how can use the special-file-service? I don't understand the manual. Do I have to type a command in the shell?
<samplet>dadinn: If you are using the USB image as a temporary system, you could just manually symlink /bin/sh to bash. If you install Guix, this is handled automatically for you as part of “base-services” in the operating system config file. (The underlying mechanism is “special-files-service-type”.)
<dadinn>samplet: that's what I do, but as a newcomer that is quite tricky also, under /run/current-system/
<samplet>dadinn: Sure. I haven’t looked at the configuration of the USB image, but maybe it is meant mostly for installing and not for using as a live distro.
<dadinn>samplet: just trying to raise attention to beginner friendlyness stuff... especially if it is unix standard compliance
<dadinn>samplet: actually so far GUIX performs much better on my charts than Debian. At least you I can get a keyboard layout I can type on with 'loadkeys dvorak'... so far it seemed ArchLinux is the only CLI live distro which does that :)
<samplet>dadinn: Nice! Guix is (by design) quite different in how it sets up the filesystem. You may be in for more surprises there. It’s what enables all the goodies, though!
<samplet>davexunit: Yeah, it’s part of “base-services”. I’m not sure why it was not on dadinn’s copy of the installer image.
<dadinn>samplet: I think having a live CLI distro in which one can do stuff (given an internet connection) comes in very handy when one needs it for recovery business.
<samplet>dadinn: After some boredom-driven investigating, I discovered that /bin/sh has bin added to the install image (for a second time) since the 0.13.0 release. It was not there for that realease, though.
<samplet>“has bin” was not a bad-taste pun, but rather a typo. :)\\