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From: George Clemmer
Subject: Re: *** TRYING TO INSTALL GUIXSD v0.15.0 FOR DAYS ***
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 20:09:15 -0400
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George Clemmer <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Mark,
> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
>> George Clemmer <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Brian, I believe that what you are experiencing as a "hang" is actually
>>> the incredibly long time that it takes for guile to bootstrap itself.
>> That's not what's happening here, because this hang is happening during
>> "make check".  Thanks anyway :)
>>        Mark
> Well, ISTM 'make check-TESTS' is bootstrapping guile for some reason. I
> say that because the fragment quoted by Brian ...
>> 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
> ... matches the log for ...
> building /gnu/store/55f2ihxyjyskpv9w0m2c4g0zcinjylif-guile-2.2.3.drv...
> ... that I have here.
> HTH - George

And, with the current state of the guix infrastructure, even a 'guix
pull' on a fresh vm-image triggers guile bootstrap. And a guile
bootstrap, on the best of days, displays these symptoms: howling CPUs
and hardly any disk activity.

So, relative to what one expects when installing a distro this feels
hung. Not the most confidence inspiring experience to subject a guix
noob to ;-)

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