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Re: Failed to autoload read-substitute-urls in (guix scripts discover)

From: Vagrant Cascadian
Subject: Re: Failed to autoload read-substitute-urls in (guix scripts discover)
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2023 11:43:38 -0700

On 2023-06-07, Philip McGrath wrote:
> On a Debian Bookworm system, most Guix commands are failing for me with 
> errors like the following unless I supply --no-substitutes:
> ```
> philip@avalon:~$ guix build hello
> substitute: ;;; Failed to autoload read-substitute-urls in (guix scripts 
> discover):
> substitute: In unknown file:
> substitute:            1 (primitive-load-path "guix/scripts/substitute" 
> #<proced…>)
> substitute: In guix/scripts/substitute.scm:
> substitute:    753:33  0 (_)
> substitute: 
> substitute: guix/scripts/substitute.scm:753:33: error: read-substitute-urls: 
> unbound variable
> guix build: error: `/usr/bin/guix substitute' died unexpectedly
> philip@avalon:~$ command -v guix
> /home/philip/.config/guix/current/bin/guix
> ```

I don't seem to have this problem on Debian bookworm with guix
1.4.0-3. I also uploaded 1.4.0-4 with possibly related fixes, but that
is stuck in sid/unstable for now...

Not sure if it matters, but I am not using guix home...

> It's possible that this could be somehow related to
> <>,
> but I've applied the same workaround I use on a Kubuntu 22.10 system
> that doesn't have this problem.

Does it work at all *without* the workaround (presumably logging out and
back in again, etc.)?

Do older guix pull generations work?

live well,

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