<fjascovich>Hi everyone, I have a simple question. I'm really a beginner with guix. I have installed it using binary on top of Arch. My question is, how can I install (and run) Xorg using guix on a "foreign" distro? Is this possible?
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<mikadoZero>fjascovich: Take a look at this section of the Guix manual 4.2 Invoking ‘guix package’
<mikadoZero>fjascovich: 4 Package Management of the manual would also be good to look at.
<fjascovich>mikadoZero: I have installed packages, such as Xorg, slim, lightdm (and the greeter) but my question really is how can I start dm from packages installed with guix
<fjascovich>right now I can use installed packages without problems. But regarding dm, using a regular os package manager (pacman for this example) starting the manager requires start a systemd service as root.
<mikadoZero>fjascovich: I am working from a tty and do not use a display manager. You could just start what you want with .xintrc and startx https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xinit C-M F1 through F6 to get to a login prompt and use startx from there. C-M F7 to get back to your graphical environment.
<fjascovich>mikadoZero: under what guix package could I install startx?
<fjascovich>mikadoZero: I found it, it was under `xinit`. Now I can invoke X using startx
<roptat>g_bor, I don't know if you're still interested in i18n of free software (in general, and for guix), and I don't remember if I've sent you this: https://184.108.40.206/l10n/ (sorry, the certificate is broken)
<roptat>I'm still thinking about creating a place where we could welcome contributors, give them more info on how to translate their favorite software and collect stats on languages (just like I did in that link, for android apps)
<roptat>I'm also trying to continue development on stringlate, as it was stopped by its author
<roptat>I think it's a great app, and I have a lot of ideas on how to improve it further
<rvgn>So to use sandboxing in run time with guix, containers are only go. Correct?
<vagrantc>hrm. on a foreign distro, i tried using "guix environment guix" to build guix from git ... but the resulting build seemed to include things from the host environment ... do i need to use "guix environment --pure --container" to make sure only guix dependencies are used?
<rvgn>TBH, after using guix for a while and when I came across "Package Management of the Future" under flatpak site, I couldn't control my laughter. XD :D
<nckx>There's almost certainly a way to use pinentry-tty without the agent but I don't know it.
<ebrasca>nckx: I don't have ‘use-agent’ in gpg.conf.
<rekado>bavier: I’d be happy if you could take a look at the openmpi change I suggested. I don’t think it breaks anything. No rush, though.
<vagrantc>SSL_CERT_FILE and SSL_CERT_DIR were just pointing to the system directories, which had little to nothing in them. but then pointing to the cert directory/file in my profile didn't work either
<nckx>ebrasca: Then either add it (to use the agent) or, well, see if gpg.conf supports a pinentry stanza on its own, I guess.
<ebrasca>nckx: Can you give me one example of use-agent?
<jackhill>I'm not sure. Let me log out and back in to double check
<jackhill>yes, when I log in on a linux-libre virtual terminal, it gets set to that. I don't see where in my dotfiles that is happening. If I open a screen in that virtual-terminal it is not set (but since that's not a login shell the profile does not get sourced again).
<rekado>we don’t aim to regenerate all game resources but treat them as given artefacts.
<CornBurglar>Hey, I'm trying to develop a WM and my OS is GuixSD, I'm struggling to test it. I've tried to add the wm to my .xsession file but it seems that the existence of any .xsession file causes login to not work for any of my normal login options. Anyone have any idea why this would happen or how I could otherwise add my wm to the options offered by SLiM