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From: Ricardo Wurmus <>
To: Jan Wielkiewicz <>
Subject: Re: Installer script on Fedora doesn't work properly
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:07:44 +0200
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Hi Jan,

> I ran the script as root, it installed everything properly, but running
> "guix pull" ends up with an error message: "guix pull: failed to connect
> to `/var/guix/daemon-socket/socket': No such file or directory".

This means the daemon isn’t running.

If you use SELinux in enforcing mode then the daemon is probably
prevented from starting.

> I think the installer script should *just work at all times* - this is
> crucial to make Guix popular on other distros.

Sure.  We have a draft SELinux policy for systems like yours, but it is
probably no longer current as Fedora’s SELinux policy is not frozen in
time.  I encourage you to try it and help debug it to adjust it for
current versions of Fedora.

> My suggestion: if it's not already done, consider adding automated
> tests, checking whether the installer script works on major
> distributions (on a VM) and if Guix works there. This should be checked
> every release.

These recommendations wouldn’t help in your case.  We can’t feasibly
maintain a farm of different distros (some with SELinux and some
without) where we install Guix all the time.


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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-29 22:04 Jan Wielkiewicz
2020-06-30 10:55 ` jbranso
2020-06-30 12:07 ` Ricardo Wurmus [this message]
2020-06-30 21:27   ` Jan Wielkiewicz
2020-06-30 22:30     ` Ricardo Wurmus

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