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Re: [Bug-xorriso] bug#33639: ISO installer image is broken on i686

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [Bug-xorriso] bug#33639: ISO installer image is broken on i686
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:52:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Thomas,

"Thomas Schmitt" <address@hidden> skribis:

> I have now a qemu-system-i386 VM with Debian GNU/Linux from
> debian-9.6.0-i386-netinst.iso without desktop environment and reachable
> via SSH. Very minimal. (I only did "apt-get install build-essential" to
> feel not lonely without C compiler and friends.)

If you’re testing in a VM you might just as well download the GuixSD VM
image from <https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/download/>.  It should be
simpler than installing Debian and then installing Guix on top of

> Then i followed the instructions of
> https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/en/html_node/Binary-Installation.html
> with
>   https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-binary-0.16.0.i686-linux.tar.xz
>   https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-binary-0.16.0.i686-linux.tar.xz.sig
> up to step 7 ("guix archive --authorize ...").
> Then i made the mistake to do the proposed
>   guix package -i hello
> It downloads and builds and blows away the free space on the virtual 8 GB
> disk ... /gnu is growing steadily and /tmp breathes between 50 MB and 2 GB.
> I abort this after 100 minutes before the virtual disk gets too full and
> my CPU melts.

Did you actually run “guix archive --authorize < …/ci.guix.info.pub”?


If you didn’t, then you are not getting pre-built binaries and thus you
end up building the world.


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