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* bug#56152: [BUG] guix shell seems to require --bootstrap when not bootstrapping
@ 2022-06-22 21:20 Christopher Rodriguez
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From: Christopher Rodriguez @ 2022-06-22 21:20 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hello all,

I was recently working on creating a `guix.scm` file for a guile project
I've made for myself. When I ran `guix shell -f guix.scm bash` on the
script (or the same without bash), it built the package fine… Which I
expected because I have long-since added this package to my personal

However, guix for some reason couldn't finish creating the
environment. It kept failing during the 'building TeX Live font maps...'
step, throwing a bunch of warnings about non-existant files and
eventually throwing the following error:

updmap [ERROR]: The following map file(s) couldn't be found:
updmap [ERROR]: (in builtin)
updmap [ERROR]: (in builtin)
updmap [ERROR]: (in builtin)

I kept trying to add packages to the environment, eventually seeing if I
could reproduce the error in a second profile. I haven't been successful

But I have found that adding the `--bootstrap` flag to the command
allows it to succeed. For clarity, `guix shell -f guix.scm --bootstrap`
succeeds, but `guix shell -f guix.scm` does not.

Is this intended behavior? If not, could someone tell me what I might be
doing wrong? If so, is this documented anywhere, so I can avoid running
into this problem in the future by understanding it better?

Relevant Links: is the full error from the failing
step. is the
`guix.scm` file that produces the issue. is my personal Guix
are the not-yet-in-guix-but-free-software package definitions loaded in
(use-modules (cdr255 tex)). is my conversation
with nckx about this on #guix.

Thank You for Your time!


Christopher Rodriguez

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