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From: Maxim Cournoyer <>
To: "Ludovic Courtès" <>
	Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <>
Subject: bug#42161: Confusing 'guix system' backtrace when root file system is missing
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 14:26:21 -0500
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> ("Ludovic =?UTF-8?Q?Court=C3=A8s?="'s message of "Wed, 15 Jul 2020 01:57:13 +0200")

Hello Ludovic,

Ludovic Courtès <> writes:

> Hi,
> Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <> skribis:
>> And again I've the same error:
>>> guix system  --on-error=debug -v3 --no-bootloader init system.scm
>>> /mnt/ guile: warning: failed to install locale
>>> Backtrace:
>>>            1 (primitive-load "/root/.config/guix/current/bin/guix")
>>> In guix/ui.scm:
>>>   1949:12  0 (run-guix-command _ . _)
>>> guix/ui.scm:1949:12: In procedure run-guix-command:
>>> In procedure struct-vtable: Wrong type argument in position 1
>>> (expecting struct): #f
>> Is that part of my system.scm really correct:
>>> (file-systems %base-file-systems)
>> I hope that I'm not polluting bugreports for issues that I'm responsible
>> of, but I don't have enough knowledge to know that in advance, and I
>> was advised to bugreport on #guix IRC channel.
> Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.  You were right: the root
> cause here is that the ‘file-systems’ field does not specify a root file
> system.
> Could you add one and let me know how it goes?
> I’ve done two things to improve the situation:
>   1. Commit a168c3e4f8d580f70e1c26bcdfc5b8378b2fa42d fixes a
>      longstanding issues where we’d get useless backtraces like the one
>      above in such circumstances.
>   2. Commit d7e9e0bbc9aadec3e1830767a8771bfbe9c43155 changes ‘guix
>      system’ so that a “missing root file system” error message is
>      printed in this case.

It seems you've addressed the problem thoroughly, thank you!



      reply	other threads:[~2021-01-10 19:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-02  4:40 bug#42161: Confusing '' error message Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli
2020-07-02  7:48 ` Ludovic Courtès
2020-07-02 23:53   ` Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli
2020-07-14 23:57     ` Ludovic Courtès
2021-01-10 19:26       ` Maxim Cournoyer [this message]

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