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bug#38226: guix pull: error: build failed: [...] ice-9/boot-9.scm:109:20
bug#38226: guix pull: error: build failed: [...] ice-9/boot-9.scm:109:20: Syntax error:
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:27:40 +0100
What is the status of this bug?
Have you solved it? Any progress?
On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 at 15:30, Kai Mertens <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 22:14:07 +0100
> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > The command “sudo -i guix --version” gives me:
> > > guix (GNU Guix) 20170703.13
> > This version predates the big ‘guix pull’ overhaul in 0.15.0 (what
> > basically makes this kind of problem much less likely to happen.)
> > Thus, you need a more recent ‘guix’ to upgrade.
> > One way to do that is to fetch the derivation that builds a recent Guix
> > and to build it.
> > Here’s a trick to do that (for commit 57c7bfec6, on x86_64-linux):
> > --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> > $ guile -c '(use-modules (guix)) (with-store s (build-things s (list
> > "/gnu/store/ihylk84symj8mjhp3zmy83ch2h2pl0ks-guix-57c7bfec6.drv")))'
> > $ guix build
> > "/gnu/store/ihylk84symj8mjhp3zmy83ch2h2pl0ks-guix-57c7bfec6.drv"
> > $ /gnu/store/4zmf32hjrjjjl2xp91aldxhmsmk6ff29-guix-57c7bfec6/bin/guix pull
> > --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> > Let me know how it goes!
> Puh, in respect to the sequencing mails I have to admit that it is hard
> to me to follow the discussion. So please let me ask something else in
> between: Can I make use of an existing guix derivation file or guix
> binary, available in /gnu/store?
> In example (on i686):
> The root account has this very old guix version:
Yes, very very old! ;-)
> Whereas, my user account has a more up-to-date version:
> and its Generation 1 refers to:
And do you still have an issue when pulling from there?
> # /gnu/store/b0br0mhjxcy7bzg0c2pij1vf48jf9ddj-guix-4a0b87f0e/bin/guix pull -c0
> guile: warning: failed to install locale
> hint: Consider installing the `glibc-utf8-locales' or `glibc-locales' package
> and defining `GUIX_LOCPATH', along these lines:
> guix package -i glibc-utf8-locales
> export GUIX_LOCPATH="$HOME/.guix-profile/lib/locale"
> See the "Application Setup" section in the manual, for more info.
> Migrating profile generations to '/var/guix/profiles/per-user/root'...
This message is not expected. Something is going wrongly and was wrong before.
> I guess I am back on track now, would you agree?
Yes, you seems back on track. :-)
Is it ok for you? If yes, answer to address@hidden to
close the bug. :-)
> I wonder why guix did not use local guix derivations or binaries that
> were already available in the store. Maybe a now-a-days version of guix
> would do?
What do you mean by "did not use local derivations or binaries that
were already available in the store"? Do you have a concrete example?
> I further wonder why the guix package itself is still listed, as with a
> fresh, recent installation of guix on top of a foreign distro, guix
> itself is not listed with “guix package -l”.
The command "guix package -i guix" will install the package 'guix' in
the profile and so 'guix' will appear with "guix package -I"
It is different than installing Guix itself.
Roughly speaking, "--install guix" will install the Guile library named 'guix'.
And installing Guix itself on a foreign distro will install all the
All the best,
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