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From: Giovanni Biscuolo <>
To: Maxime Devos <>,
Subject: bug#54546: failed to compute the derivation for (very old) Guix
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 11:28:14 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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Hi Maxime,

sorry for this late reply!

I solved my problem with an ugly workaround: installing the Debian
provided guix package and temporarily using that updated daemon in the
systemd service, so I was able to upgrade to an updated Guix (since the
package in Debian is not up to date with upstream)

Maxime Devos <> writes:

> Giovanni Biscuolo schreef op do 24-03-2022 om 16:23 [+0100]:


>> I get the meaning of "stubbing" but I don't know how to code in Guile,
>> sorry ? cannot help here
> Ok, I've tried something in the attached patch (completely untested).

Meanwhile I applied the above workaround, I did not test your patch


>> Meanwhile is there anything I can do to upgrade my guix-damon (on
>> foreign distro)
> What guix is the guix service using?

It was version 1.0.0

> If it's /usr/bin/guix installed with the foreign distro's package
> manager, you can do, in case of Debian, "sudo apt-get update && sudo
> apt-get upgrade"

No, I was not using the Debian provided package, I installed from the
upstream Guix binary

>> , I never upgraded my root default profile since I first
>> installed Guix on this machine so now I'm stuck at [...]
> Suggestion: use your regular user's guix to upgrade root's guix:
> $ sudo -i "`which guix`" pull 
> (this assumes the non-root user has a vaguely up-to-date guix)

Wow!  I did not get it before your suggestion! :-O

IMHO this should be the default way to upgrade root's (or any othe user
with an out of date Guix) guix-daemon installation


Bug closed, thanks! Gio'

Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-07  9:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-03-24 14:51 bug#54546: failed to compute the derivation for (very old) Guix Giovanni Biscuolo
2022-03-24 15:01 ` Maxime Devos
2022-03-24 15:23   ` Giovanni Biscuolo
2022-03-26 18:09     ` Maxime Devos
2022-04-07  9:28       ` Giovanni Biscuolo [this message]
2022-06-13 10:30       ` bug#54750: (gnu packages racket) assumes that (ice-9 exceptions) exist, breaks pulling from old Guix Ludovic Courtès
2022-06-13 10:52         ` bug#54546: " Maxime Devos

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