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From: Brian Woodcox
Subject: Re: *** TRYING TO INSTALL GUIXSD v0.15.0 FOR DAYS ***
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:50:34 -0600

This is what is displaced on the screen when the hang occurs:

make  check-TESTS
make[3]: Entering directory ‘/tmp/guix-build-guile-2.2.3.drv-0/guile-2.2.3’
Testing /tmp/guix-build-guile-2.2.3.drv-0/guile-2.2.3/meta/guile …
with GUILE_LOAD_PATH=/tmp/guix-guild-guile-2.2.3.drv-0/guile-2.2.3/test-suite

> On Oct 31, 2018, at 12:35 PM, Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> wrote:
> Brian Woodcox <address@hidden> writes:
>> So I have been trying to install GuixSD 0.15.0 for a few days now.
>> My first problem was not setting
>> —substitutes-urls=“  So that fixed one
>> problem.
>> My other problem is try as I might, I cannot get either guile-2.2.3 or
>> guile-2.2.4 to install.
>> It always hangs when trying to do the tests after writing all the *.go
>> files, (which by the way takes a long time).
> What are the last messages visible at the point where it gets stuck?
> It would be helpful to see the tail of the build log.
> Since I've not seen other reports of this problem, my first guess is
> that the problem is specific to builds done within VirtualBox, for some
> reason.  It would be useful to know which test is getting stuck.  Since
> VirtualBox requires a non-free compiler for part of its build, I don't
> use it myself.  I use QEMU instead.
> Also, normally you would not need to build Guile, but would simply
> download a binary substitute for Guile.  However, our primary build farm
> is currently offline due to a recent disk failure, and our newer build
> farm ( unfortunately does not have a complete set of
> substitutes for 0.15.0, but only for the most popular or most recently
> built ones.
> So, this is a temporary issue while we wait for the FSF sysadmins to
> finish migrating to a new disk array, which will probably
> be another few days.  I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
>> So are there any work arounds to disable the tests for guile-2.2.x so
>> I can get this operating system operational?
> In theory it could be done, but disabling tests would be a change to the
> Guile package, and therefore a change to the derivations of all packages
> built on top of Guile, which in Guix is *everything* because Guile is
> used to execute our build recipes.
> As a result, if you did this, you would not be able to find *any* binary
> substitutes from our official servers, because you'd be asking for
> different derivations than the ones built by our build farm.

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