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From: "Ludovic Courtès" <>
To: Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <>
Subject: bug#42161: Confusing '' error message
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:48:26 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200702064045.13d48e76@primarylaptop.localdomain> (Denis Carikli's message of "Thu, 2 Jul 2020 06:40:45 +0200")


Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <> skribis:

> When doing guix system system.scm /path/to/empty/directory, I have the
> following error message:
>> # guix system --verbosity=99 --debug=99 --no-bootloader  init
>> system.scm /srv/distros/guix/ guile: warning: failed to install locale
>> acquiring global GC lock `/var/guix/gc.lock'
>> acquiring read lock on `/var/guix/temproots/14408'
>> acquiring write lock on `/var/guix/temproots/14408'
> [...]
>> acquiring write lock on `/var/guix/temproots/14408'
>> downgrading to read lock on `/var/guix/temproots/14408'
>> 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

Ah, I think it’s a longstanding bug having to do with ‘--debug’ for
levels greater than 4 or something.

In general, I recommend not using ‘--debug’: it’s rarely of any use,
even for someone working on Guix (but I reckon it’s logical to give it a
try when you’re trying to debug something!).  Perhaps we should just
rename it to ‘--daemon-debug’ or something.

If you’re having troubles building your system, I’d try building with
‘-v3’ (verbose mode) for example, or ‘--on-error=debug’ if the problem
is in your ‘system.scm’ file.

> so I'm probably doing something wrong here as I'm probably not supposed
> to abuse guix system init to create chroots for lxc.

I’m not familiar with lxc, but it looks like it should work.



  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-02  7:49 UTC|newest]

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

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