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From: mbcladwell
Subject: No Guile development packages were found.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 06:52:52 -0500
User-agent: Horde Application Framework 5

I would like to upgrade guile-json in my local store.
I start with
$guix pull
$guix package -u  (didn't do anything)

Modifying the template at
I create the file guile-json.scm:

(use-modules (guix packages)
             (guix download)
             (guix build-system gnu)
             (guix licenses))

  (name "guile-json")
  (version "4.3.2")
  (source (origin
            (method url-fetch)
(uri (string-append ""; version ".tar.gz"))
  (build-system gnu-build-system)
  (synopsis "Hello, Guix world: An example custom Guix package")
   "GNU Hello prints the message \"Hello, world!\" and then exits.  It
serves as an example of standard GNU coding practices.  As such, it supports
command-line arguments, multiple languages, and so on.")
  (home-page "";)
  (license gpl3+))

Then I run:

$guix package --install-from-file=./Downloads/guile-json/guile-json.scm
guix package: warning: Consider running 'guix pull' followed by
'guix package -u' to get up-to-date packages and security updates.

The following package will be upgraded:
   guile-json 3.2.0 → 4.3.2

The following derivations will be built:
The following profile hooks will be built:
building /gnu/store/w58xzy3xz0xf4ljr84k9q35kyriapvq6-guile-json-4.3.2.drv...
| 'configure' phasebuilder for `/gnu/store/w58xzy3xz0xf4ljr84k9q35kyriapvq6-guile-json-4.3.2.drv' failed with exit code 1 build of /gnu/store/w58xzy3xz0xf4ljr84k9q35kyriapvq6-guile-json-4.3.2.drv failed View build log at '/var/log/guix/drvs/w5/8xzy3xz0xf4ljr84k9q35kyriapvq6-guile-json-4.3.2.drv.bz2'. cannot build derivation `/gnu/store/advvlsn24m0jc84ivqsfrd9y9bicfsan-profile.drv': 1 dependencies couldn't be built guix package: error: build of `/gnu/store/advvlsn24m0jc84ivqsfrd9y9bicfsan-profile.drv' failed

Looking at the log file, the final lines are:

checking for pkg-config... no
configure: checking for guile 3.0
configure: checking for guile 2.2
configure: checking for guile 2.0
configure: error:
No Guile development packages were found.

Please verify that you have Guile installed.  If you installed Guile
from a binary distribution, please verify that you have also installed
the development packages.  If you installed it yourself, you might need
to adjust your PKG_CONFIG_PATH; see the pkg-config man page for more.

command "/gnu/store/29jhbbg1hf557x8j53f9sxd9imlmf02a-bash-minimal-5.0.7/bin/bash" "./configure" "CONFIG_SHELL=/gnu/store/29jhbbg1hf55$

I am on Debian 9 working with guile v 2.2.7, dev files are installed:

apt-get install guile-2.0-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
guile-2.0-dev is already the newest version (2.0.13+1-4).

In my .bashrc I set the variable such that at the terminal prompt:


Where did I go wrong?

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