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Re: Re Recent maintenance window

From: Gábor Boskovits
Subject: Re: Re Recent maintenance window
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 21:25:11 +0100

It seems that berlin is back online, you could try authenticating
berlin from the installer, and
use --substitute-urls=""; at every guix command.


I have not done this before, but it should work.

Nalin Ranjan <address@hidden> ezt írta (időpont: 2018. okt.
29., H, 21:14):
> Thank you so much Clement.
> Any idea by when it could be?
> Also if someone can help me with the experience which I am going to write 
> below, I will be really grateful.
> It's just that I am not trying to upgrade Guix, but have been trying to 
> unsuccessfully install GuixSD for the first time ever on my laptop. In the 
> past week or so I have ran the command system init like 7-8 times,and every 
> time it fails into 504(Gateway timeout), or Patch not found(may be 404), and 
> couple of occasions SHA mismatch. I tried running the default command as per 
> documentation, also tried with --substitute-urls specified as 
> and/or a but end result being same. 
> The install halts in the middle. When I specified --keep-going(and left for 
> office), when I came back, I saw an infinite loop of 504s, just being printed 
> out on the console repetitively for the same package.
> Then I tried specifying --fallback, which kind of seems to get the thing 
> done. Though it takes innate amount of time to run(guess everything is 
> getting compiled from bottom to top), but in the very last step it fails 
> saying system error: grub failed to install. Phewwww, back to square one, yet 
> another time.
>  I have a ThinkPad T410 on which I am trying to do this. Currently I have a 
> dual boot configuration running Ubuntu and Windows 7. Could that grub install 
> failure because of my /boot not being empty and formatted afresh for GuixSD? 
> If so, can anyone of you please help me in figuring out how to install GuixSD 
> alongside those existing ones(other distros plus special Mr. Windows)? Do I 
> need to reformat my /boot to make it fresh so that Grub install from GuixSD 
> installation could succeed(not sure if this is the reason for failure).
> Since I have just this laptop, dedicating to GuixSD build from source is 
> blocking me for a very long long time(Just now I spent a week so in trying to 
> get it to completion, only to discover very late that a maintenance is up in 
> progress). Please suggest as to how should I go about, having GuixSD 
> installed along with preserving the older installations on my system?
> Let me know if I can help with any other information from my side. though 
> new, I can always  dig in to extract the necessary information.
> PS:- I am so new to FSF and its software, I may not sound as appropriate as I 
> should while putting up my concerns. So please feel free to comment, advise 
> or dictate anything that you may feel will let me into the right direction.
> Thanks and Regards
> Nalin Ranjan
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:23 PM Clément Lassieur <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi Nalin,
>> I don't think so.
>> And Berlin's Continuous Integration doesn't work anymore, so there is
>> currently no way to upgrade Guix.
>> Cheers,
>> Clément
>> Nalin Ranjan <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Hi Guys
>> > Is this Window over?
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Nalin Ranjan

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