<Apteryx>has someone attempted btrfs in a raid configuration with GuixSD? It doesn't seem to be supported.
<Apteryx>I tried it myself and it failed to boot (I got the Guile REPL). It seems it might just be a mknod and a 'btrfs device scan' away from working. I'll try to get it to work!
<civodul>Apteryx: it probably hasn't been attempted, but it's an interesting exercise :-)
<civodul>do report your success or failure to the list
<Apteryx>OK! Also I sent an message regarding feasability of statically linked GNU readline extension module for Guile at guile-devel, not sure if you'd have an idea about that but if you do comments are welcome :)
<Apteryx>(it would make experimenting at the initrd Guile prompt much more pleasant)
<civodul>but, are you sure you want to experiment at the initrd prompt in the first place? :-)
<Apteryx>civodul: Is the initrd prompt not meant for experimenting :)? Is there a better way I could test this? I was attemting to determine which steps would allow me to resume a successfully installed GuixSD that won't boot.
<Apteryx>A related question: at the initrd prompt, after I've ran some command, say, (system "btrfs device scan"); how do I attempt to resume the boot process? I tried boot-system from (gnu build linux-boot) but this cannot be called more than once (fails on attempting to mount already mounted locations).
<elpogo>thinking of using GuixSD as a firewall box. does anyone else do this? does it have all the required packages?
<elpogo>the FW is going to run inside Virtualbox. it's a FW for other virtual machines
<cbaines>elpogo, what firewall related software would you like to use?
<elpogo>cbaines: in addition to basic FW functions (routing traffic between LAN and WAN), the only extra requirements are openvpn as client, and openvpn as a server, and mosh
<cbaines>also, I think there is a mosh package, but I'm not sure if you need a service as well
<wingo>network manager service seems to work really well, thanks all
<cbaines>if you are happy writing services when you need them, I'd just go for it. But if you'd rather avoid that, I'd suggest checking first.
<elpogo>no. mosh-server is run after a port is agreed upon over an ssh session. i don't think it needs a service
<cbaines>elpogo, ah ok, I guess that part is fine then :)
<elpogo>are you aware of anyone using GuixSD on a firewall? also, does GuixSD provide binary packages, or does it always compile? My VM isn't too powerful, so can't afford to compile
<elpogo>i see on the website it provides binary packages
<elpogo>does guix store multiple different prebuilt binaries if a package can be built in different ways? for eg, if a package can be built with X support and without X support, will guix provide binary packages for both variations?
<wingo>elpogo: depends :) there is an emacs package with and without x, for example
<thomasd>I'm interested because it seems like a good way to pin the version of gfortran (otherwise, guix package --upgrade always upgrades to the highest version, and I have to manually work around that every time)
<mekeor>thomasd: in fact, manifest don't seem to fix the package version either, AFAIK
<mekeor>e.g. i have an entry for ghc@7 in my manifest. but when i run `guix package -u`, it will upgrade ghc to version 8
<thomasd>but ‘guix package -u’ doesn't use the manifest, right?
<quiliro>i managed to do guix pull a few days ago...i don't have the bandwidth to do it now .... it asks for guile-git package every login even though it is installed...after typing the paths that the error reports, the problem with guix pull is solved.....but i cannot guix system reconfigure
<quiliro>$ sudo guix system reconfigure lightweight-desktop.scm
<ng0>Thunderbird/icedove has a huge userbase (probably) and therefore is an interest subject for further acceptance of people who are just interested in using software. It can be found on Windows for example, and so they can easily make use of GuixSD when they want to try it, for example if someone told them about it or if Thunderbird for whatever reason is a requirement for their tools
<jonsger>ng0, that's what my experience is. If the people can use the same programs as under windows they don't really have problems migrating to linux. My father used Firefox, LibreOffice and some smaller free software programs under Windows. So Linux wasn't a problem for him :)
<ng0>are you interested in this task, doing thunderbird? I could pass on the notes harmut sent me and my package receipe + patches
<ng0>though sometimes I just needs weeks or months of distance from a problem
<jonsger>you could. I'm a newbie guix packager and won't start before mid of september...
<ng0>ah, ok. if you're motivated to learn debugging of builds it is a tough one. But I wanted to remove some patches and see if they cause the failures.
<jonsger>oh icecat seems to be only active in the guix repo...