<efraim>Looks like my aarch64 substitute server will be at least another 8 hours
<snape>My build server won't reboot unless I do 'sudo herd stop guix-publish' before. Did anyone experience this?
<turnmeoff>Hello, I just installed GuixSD on my system. After successful installation, I installed simple-scan by command which is "guix package -i simple-scan" But there isn't any app launcher for Simple Scan in Gnome Shell. I need to run simple-scan by command. :-(
<turnmeoff>Is there any solution to add app launchers automatically in Gnome-shell when I installed a new GUI package?
<turnmeoff_>Ah, it's there now :-) I installed my system with following the instructions on official documentation. Now, I need to add my user to "lp" and "scanner" group, how can I make this change, in /etc/config.scm or something else?
<buenouanq>yes, just add those to the user"s supplementary-groups list
<buenouanq>then you have to run $ guix system reconfigure .../config.scm
<buenouanq>the launcher thing is weird, I think like amz3` said, you prolly just have to reboot gnome or the machine
<buenouanq>oh, I see now that that was done and worked :3
<turnmeoff_>I tried to run "sudo guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm" but got this error "ice-9/boot-9.scm:1700:9: ice-9/boot-9.scm:1700:9: In procedure scm_i_lreadparen: /etc/config.scm:60:1: end of file"
<cehteh>depends on filesystem, but usually you wait for fsck to complete yes
<cehteh>some/many filesystems need some extra options for fsck to check thoroughly
<olivuser>hello everyone. I am quite new to using Guix, but so far quite appreciate it. I have a general question though: as far as I understand it right (from the Guix manual), if there is no substitutes for the program you want to install (in my case, "abook"), it is necessary to define your own package definition/recipe (in case you cannot import it via "guix import"). Fair enough.
<olivuser>However, when I want to build a program from source, how is it possible to know which modules (such as "guix licences", or other) and which arguments and inputs to use? Is it possible to build packages from source from within guix even if it is not listed in the guix package list, and if so, how?
<efraim>if there are no substitutes you have to build it locally on your machine, if there is no package definition then you have to define your own package definition
<efraim>I think most of us have a git repo of guix which helps with finding which modules need to be imported, as for which packages you need while building, you can check the configure.ac of the package if it uses autotools (./configure; make; make install) for building
<olivuser>thank you. I guess I will have to keep trying and come back at a later point in time. currently, I am struggling quite a bit with the fact that I try to wrap my head around guix, guile and scheme programming without any background in programming^^
<NullConstant>well I've been big into XFCE lately so on that end I don't think there should be much of an issue; however I'm still kind of attached to some proprietary software, and those few bits that are left might be REALLY difficult to fully eschew
<NullConstant>I might give it a dual-boot or VM spin, though. OF all the "FSF-approved, fully libre" distros, GuixSD appeals to me the most for some reason.
<NullConstant>might be the whole "hey it's actually an independent distribution and not just $mainstream-distro-but-without-nonfree-stuff" (not that I'm shaming those, in fact they're probably a bit more usable right now considering they derive from already-established distributions)
<pmikkelsen>I am using/have been using guixSD as my primary system, but sometimes i have the need to boot up another debian box, because i need some software that is not there yet. otherwise, i really recommend giving it a try
<buenouanq>what they're doing here is the obvious future of the GNU system
<buenouanq>retrospectively, that we ever didn't do package management and OS configuration like this just seems so dumb.