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[bug-gsrc] Re: Nix on ‘fencepost’

From: Brian Gough
Subject: [bug-gsrc] Re: Nix on ‘fencepost’
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:56:11 -0400
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At Sun, 14 Mar 2010 00:26:57 +0100,
Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> Brian Gough <address@hidden> writes:
> > At Fri, 12 Mar 2010 23:07:53 +0100,
> > Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> >> I installed the patched Nix and used it to rebuild everything up to
> >> Guile.  I had initially forgotten to set ‘install-for-group’, though, so
> >> I still had to manually chmod ug+w afterward.
> >> 
> >> Perhaps you could try installing something in your environment and see
> >> how it works.
> >
> > I've installed 'hello-2.5' from nixpkgs-libre - it worked!
> Good to hear!  :-)
> > In /gd/gnu/gnusys "make check" finds some files which are owned by
> > ludo:ludo, can you chgrp them to gnusys when you get a chance. Thanks.
> Done, thanks!

The next step will be to have a nix expression for all the GNU
packages (and any necessary dependencies) that we can use to compile
the "GNU Source Release Collection" and check that it all works

We can continue this discussion on address@hidden as the
installation on fencepost is part of the bootstrapping for that.

p.s. I will be leaving for the GNU Hackers Meeting at LibrePlanet in
Boston on Wednesday so I might not be answering my mail for a few

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