<apteryx>and when you use package specifications, it will return the new package that superseded the old one (with a warning)
<EMax`0Mancer[m]>(connected to my earlier ongoing issue:) emacs on guix doesn't seem to know the language environment/encoding unless I force it with `(set-language-environment "UTF-8")` and/or `(set-locale-environment "en_GB.UTF-8")`. and even after setting it, this seems to fail in certain (mail-related) buffers.
<apteryx>have you configured your locales correctly as mentioned in the manual?
<horizoninnovatio>Hoping someone can help: installing (using graphic install 1.3 & editing config.scr) onto an old lalptop with bios/gpt, and grub keeps failing. Tried mbr, bios-grub (fat32, ext4, and clear). Any hints to a solution? Thanks.
<zacchae[m]>Is it intended that programs in a guix home container will be able to use ones x11 server in the future? Currently, it seems that programs launched from a container will only work in terminal mode
<zacchae[m]>or maybe I just need to --share a certain x11 related directory?
<jpoiret>zacchae[m]: that's exactly it, you'll need to share /tmp/.X11-unix as well as the DISPLAY env variable
<jpoiret>horizoninnovatio: wdym by grub keeps failing?
<jpoiret>i'd suggest using the latest installer as well, lots of bugs have been fixed on it
<horizoninnovatio><jpoiret> "horizoninnovations: wdym by grub..." <- Exited status 1. Mentions: embedding not possible, will not proceed with blocklists. - fat32, for unformatted partition, error- unknown file type. Tried latest & testing.
<jpoiret>did you let the installer format the partition or are you keeping it as is?
<jpoiret>you may simply not have enough space in the mbr for grub
<horizoninnovatio>Grub partition formatted or cleared before installer. Gtp file system so no MBR. Grub-bios partition 1st on disk 100mb so plenty of space. Config.scr edited to install grub on partition.
<jpoiret>horizoninnovatio: the partition shouldn't be formatted apparently
<jpoiret>also i'm not sure if the target should be the partition or the whole disk for such a setip
<jpoiret>can you check also that the partition does have the bios_grub flag set?
<WesterWest[m]>but I have a slight issue, the package gets properly installed but it depends on the out/ directory where are some non-elisp files located, which means that the package when installed actually is missing the folder in it’s store item and won’t work properly
<WesterWest[m]>my question is, how do I solve this? i just found that there’s a variable that sets the path for the out/ directory, but I probably shouldn’t set it to the input store item path
<WesterWest[m]>iirc the package definition written by guix importer contained the directory listed in #include, but the actuall store item only contains elisp files
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<WesterWest[m]>bricewge: well they already provide a built version of the website
<bricewge>It's quite challenging to package npm related software in Guix
<tribals>Recently I decided to move my local guix repository to another place. I did so, then tried `./pre-inst-env guix ..` - it failed. What do I need to do in order to properly move guix project to other filesystem location? Eg, do I need to `make something?`, or just re-do steps from some manual page?
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<attila_lendvai>tribals, probably a make distclean; ./bootstrap; ./configure --localstatedir=/var --sysconfdir=/etc
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<sneek>attila_lendvai, apteryx says: you could also reference the package/origin directly via gexps (e.g, #~(modify-phases ... (invoke "something" ... #$the-origin) ...)
<apteryx>if you git grep 'alist->list' you'll see an example you could adapt for your use case
<bjc>thanks, i just ended up hacking something together with append, map, and an ensure-list function
<tribals>Another question: how to import inferior package? There is `lookup-inferior-packages`, but returns a list of "matching" packages. I need a concrete one. Can I directly import it? There is also `inferior-package->maniferst-entry`, but IIUC it is meant to be used at manifest *processidng* time, not *definition* time. Or I'm missing something?
<wdkrnls>Dear Guix, I have a bunch of R packages in my private channel which I would like to get in Guix proper.
<wdkrnls>However, I am getting stuck with the (complex to me) developer workflow.
<wdkrnls>I have made the patch with git format-patch, but I cannot get the email to send with git send-email.
<wdkrnls>I have no other emails working yet since I am trying to switch away from Google to the FSF recommended email Posteo.
<wdkrnls>And I haven't yet figured out how to get Emacs to cooperate with that one yet.
<wdkrnls>Somehow git seems to know my old email address, except when I ask it: in which case in knows my correct email address.
<podiki[m]>you can also just attach the patch in an email, doesn't have to be sent with git
<podiki[m]>patches from gmail or other email addresses will be accepted as well (first messages will be be held for approval first though, not sure if that applies to patches list)
<wdkrnls>podiki[m]: fair enough, I can do that through their web interface.
<attila_lendvai>there's quite a lag with maintainer feedback... :/ i do understand the reasons, but it nevertheless has the unfortunate effect of pushing contributors towards less cooperation (e.g. having my own (practically unknown) guix channel; duplicating/shadowing code into other modules instead of patching them in-place; etc...)
<EMax`0Mancer[m]><apteryx> "have you configured your locales..." <- I have ` (locale "en_GB.utf8")` defined in the configuration. Is that not sufficient?
<arjan>is there a way to run stuff like dropbear and cryptsetup tools in a Guix System initramdisk?
<tribals>How about gathering concrete inferior package? :D
<vats>Hello, has anyone else had telegram-desktop build failure recently?
<EMax`0Mancer[m]>apteryx: I've done that already (installed `glibc-locales`). And put `export GUIX_LOCPATH=$HOME/.guix-profile/lib/locale` in .bashrc and added it (via `setenv`) to Emacs for good measure. Still I have the same issue with mu4e buffers (but no other Emacs buffers) not knowing the encoding. Is there something else I should be doing?
<podiki[m]>you are on foreign distro or guix system? (those steps shouldn't be neede don guix sytem i think)
<mekeor[m]>rekado: i'm now running the hpcguix-web service locally. when i open the website in the browser, it attempts to open a packages.json file and some other files which all result in a 404. -- does hpcguix-web require a web-server (like nginx) to be installed and to serve some folder?
<apteryx>EMax`0Mancer[m]: no idea; perhaps a Mu4A specific problem?
*mekeor[m] can't find '(E . Max `(0 ,Mancer))'s original question
<EMax`0Mancer[m]>(and it's fine in the gnus-view mode of viewing individuals messages in mu4e. seems to only be a problem in the mu4e-headers view and mu4e-compose view.0
<EMax`0Mancer[m]>> * <@mekeor:matrix.org> can't find '(E . Max `(0 ,Mancer))'s original question
<EMax`0Mancer[m]>Original question is in mu4e-headers and mu4e-composer buffers, but in no other emacs buffers, it doesn't seem to know what encoding (utf-8 etc.) to use or at any rate won't display emojis, devanagari font etc. but these display fine everywhere else in emacs.
<mekeor[m]>'(E . Max `(0 ,Mancer)): actually, i also experience some problems with mu4e (on guix system) but it might be because i did not configure mu4e well: (1.) it does not use unicode-characters for the tree view. it uses ascii characters to show the hierarchy. and (2.) it freezes regularly, since some weeks ago or so.
<mekeor[m]>but i don't know about emojis. i did not try to display them.
<EMax`0Mancer[m]>The tree-view stuff seems to work fine. It's things outside of a certain character range.
<EMax`0Mancer[m]>it says "not encodable by coding system iso-latin-unix" and then if I specific in Emacs (which I don't have to do on other systems) `(set-language-environment "UTF-8")`, then it says "not encodable by coding system utf-8-unix"