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Re: Recovering from broken Guix due to GC'd derivations

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Recovering from broken Guix due to GC'd derivations
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:08:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Mike,

Mike Gerwitz <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 18:45:19 +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Hello Mike,
>> Mike Gerwitz <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> Any pull or package install operations that I attempt give me an error
>>> like this (the exact derivation varies between my user and root, but
>>> they're both Perl):
>>>   guix pull: error: open-file: No such file or directory:
>>>   "/gnu/store/fq9583a3w3is0r1yrjxg1znfz2qkvg78-perl-5.26.2.tar.xz.drv"
>> This cannot happen under normal circumstances, as we say.  Could it be
>> that you run a Guix configured with a different ‘localstatedir’ than the
>> original one that populated /gnu/store?
> I've never done anything other than a normal `guix pull`.  When I was
> working on the `guix environment` changes for containers months ago, I
> was using `pre-inst-env', but nothing other than that.  I didn't provide
> any options to `configure' or anything change any other env vars.
> Since before March, I've just been using a vanilla guix (rather than my
> local git checkout).

Hmm weird.  Did you try running ‘guix gc --verify’?  I don’t see how one
could end up in such a state, unless there’s some hard disk corruption
or something.


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