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bug#33841: Building x86-64 on i686 not possible it seems - activation-se

From: swedebugia
Subject: bug#33841: Building x86-64 on i686 not possible it seems - activation-service-error
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 04:11:40 +0100

"Ludovic Courtès" <address@hidden> skrev: (5 januari 2019 18:18:58 CET)
>address@hidden skribis:
>> time nice -19 ~/src/guix/pre-inst-env guix system build ~/config.scm
>> --system=x86_64-linux
>> building
>> /gnu/store/27raas2bj7sck7vgiicfr2g4h6qrd6ga-activate-service.drv...
>> @ unsupported-platform
>> /gnu/store/27raas2bj7sck7vgiicfr2g4h6qrd6ga-activate-service.drv
>> x86_64-linux
>> while setting up the build environment: a `x86_64-linux' is required
>> build
>> `/gnu/store/27raas2bj7sck7vgiicfr2g4h6qrd6ga-activate-service.drv',
>> I am a `i686-linux'
>An i686 machine cannot run and build software for x86_64.  You would
>need to set up offloading to do that, or use
>So this all looks like “expected” behavior to me.
>Does that make sense?

OK. Would it be OK to state this somewhere in the manual or am I the only on 
trying to upgrade from 32->64 bit?
This means that if you take a disk with guix 32 and plug it into a 64 bit 
machine there are only two ways to use 64 bit. Reinstall from a downloaded USB 
or build using qemu-binfmt-service-type.
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