<ngz>civodul: I'm making progress. The program starts, but then I get an error: it cannot find "timidity". The odd thing is it looks for the binary in /gnu/store/, which is good, but in a directory (i.e. the hash) that doesn't exist.
<atw>next obstacle: a manifest-entry's item can only be a package or a string designating a store item. I have a scheme-file. It seems like we could be more flexible here; it seems like anything that could be turned into a list of inputs should be acceptable
<buenouanq>sneek: later tell marusich It only worked as expected/desired when sshd was the only service - After installing Gnome it fails again... I'm going to now try switching to Xfce or maybe just a raw %desktop-services to see if we can isolate it further.
<ng0>yeah. we hacked around it on LAN parties back in school when Valve made it mandatory, and then I had this old account, used it for 4 or 5 years in the short time when I had a Windows Computer and had Valve/Steam delete it last year (which was quiet an effort to get them do this).
<efraim>I wasn't allowed either, then I won it in a raffle
<ng0>the other students are all on WhatsApp and some other strange thing, I think I'm missing out some messages etc.. I don't have it and for them having WhatsApp is like using SMS and Email for myself. Being one of the oldest people there shows me some age differences in how you grow up with technology and learn to use it in different ways.
<thomassgn>how do I go about getting the hash for a git-reference source in package definition? For archives I can use guix download, but I can't find a similar tool for git-reference...
<atw>"Adding a channel means fetching the channel description from a URL and storing state in ~/.config/guix/channels/, and fetching the git repo it specifies (just like what guix pull does: it’s a git frontend)." The proposed channels sound a lot like git remotes
<atw>quiliro: what do you see on the other machine when you try to boot from USB?
<quiliro>wigust: thank you...the manual says the correct format: ls 2>&1 > output_file .... but that did not work either.....i get many more messages
<az`>IceCat is weird for many reasons. qutebrowser works better, but show me Certificate Errors on any page, w3m is cool, but it is w3m )
<az`>icecat hangs sometime without any reasons, very slow connecting to the sites, very slow render it... And why on earth it has so many plugins installed by default? I try to disable all that stuff, but this not help with slowness
<wigust>quiliro: Dunno about mysqlc. Could you try to run system with mysql in a vm?
<wigust>quiliro: 'guix system vm config.scm' will produce one.
<rekado>I use epiphany mostly, but it is not very configurable; for some things I use icecat.
<az`>looks like networking layer slowness, or something other issue in icecat engine internal
<wigust>az`: it's firefox esr under the hood which is a firefox with extented support
<wigust>folks from 'production' should love it on their non-maintance machines
<quiliro>wigust: after creating the vm, it will run' or do i have to run it?
<wigust>quiliro: It will be run but without redirected ports to vm by default. Still you could check from a vm console is it running or not and make some mysqlc stuff. Then if it works you could redirects ports by passing flag to QEMU.
<Apteryx>any recommendation for versioning dot-files? I thought about a single git repo in my $HOME... where I'd ignore everything and add things explicitly with git add, but that implies a single git repo for every dot files.
<efraim>rekado: in the sailfish commit, is it supposed to be ".../jellyfish-2.2.." with two dots?
<Apteryx>I might want to partition things in a more logical manner (X-related dot-files, .emacs, etc.)
<efraim>Apteryx: stow defaults to up a directory, so I have a folder named dotfiles and in it I have a bunch of folders, and from there I run my stow commands
<wigust>quiliro: It should be faster for the second time.
<wigust>quiliro: If you have a recent guix, then it probably missing some substitutes, so it builds from source slowly.
<atw>yesterday I was looking into the possibility of "user services" but got stumped when I found out that a manifest-entry's item can be only a package or a string for a store path. A cursory examination of (guix profiles) makes me think that it might be possible to loosen the restriction on a manifest-entry-item to be ...a gexp? a scheme-file? I'm not sure what the right type is. I think the important part is the ability to figure out al