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bug#27080: ¨make install" fails because of missing gawk

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: bug#27080: ¨make install" fails because of missing gawk
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 16:56:25 +0200
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Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Ricardo,
> Thanks for your reply!
>> You did not run “./configure --localstatedir=/var”.
> I did, in an earlier cycle. More precisely, I did
>     ./configure --prefix=/opt/guix --localstatedir=/var
> in order to prevent Guix from overwriting some of Ubuntu's system files.

Guix will not overwrite any system files.  It only writes to /gnu,
/var/guix, and /etc/guix.

> In order to start from a clean slate, I now did
>    guix environment guix
>    make distclean
>    ./bootstrap
>    ./configure --prefix=/opt/guix --localstatedir=/var
>    make check
>    sudo make install

> Conclusion: something is going wrong in configure.

No, the configure script is probably okay.  Maybe something’s up with
your environment.  Have you tried “guix environment --pure guix”?

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