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bug#33755: error: execlp: No such file or directory from guix environmen

From: Timothy Sample
Subject: bug#33755: error: execlp: No such file or directory from guix environment
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 23:26:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Danny,

Danny Milosavljevic <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Tim,
> I like it in princple, but why special-case ENOENT?  I think it would
> be better to just always print the program name (and maybe program
> args, too!) and the system error message.

You are right.  I got fixated on the fact that it was failing the $PATH
search, and forgot about the more general cases.  I think printing the
program name and the system error message is the right choice.
According to the manual for “execve”, the arguments only cause an error
if they exceed ARG_MAX, in which case we probably don’t want to print
them anyway.

Here’s an updated patch.  I also got rid of the 127 status code, since
doesn’t make sense for the more general cases.

Thanks for the help!

-- Tim

>From aedc745a3f9765ae00dc61a59fa53d22a458551b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Timothy Sample <address@hidden>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 23:17:46 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] environment: Print command name on execlp error.

Fixes <https://bugs.gnu.org/33755>.

* guix/scripts/environment.scm (launch-environment): When execlp fails,
include the command name in the error message.
 guix/scripts/environment.scm | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/guix/scripts/environment.scm b/guix/scripts/environment.scm
index 5965e3426..64035a740 100644
--- a/guix/scripts/environment.scm
+++ b/guix/scripts/environment.scm
@@ -389,7 +389,12 @@ variables are cleared before setting the new ones."
   (create-environment profile manifest #:pure? pure?)
   (match command
     ((program . args)
-     (apply execlp program program args))))
+     (catch 'system-error
+       (lambda ()
+         (apply execlp program program args))
+       (lambda args
+         (let ((errno (system-error-errno args)))
+           (leave (G_ "~a: ~a~%") program (strerror errno))))))))
 (define* (launch-environment/fork command profile manifest #:key pure?)
   "Run COMMAND in a new process with an environment containing PROFILE, with

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