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Re: Troubles with install image

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Troubles with install image
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:18:59 +0200
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David Thompson <address@hidden> skribis:

> Tonight I was almost able to get guix installed on a Thinkpad X60S.  The
> USB image booted and my OS configuration was valid, but the installation
> failed.  Due to being unresponsive, Guix tried to compile
> Guix 0.6 and ran out of memory while doing so (no swap space).

Argh.  :-/

How much RAM does the laptop have?  It’s problematic if we end up
swapping when building Guix on modern hardware.  My laptop has 4 GiB of
RAM and fortunately it never swaps.

(But note that the message saying it’s “unresponsive” usually means that
at least it’s not dead, just slow...)

> Since hydra seems to always be under a lot of stress, I wonder if I
> should set up another machine of mine to serve substitutes or even just
> offload builds so that my installation can complete.  Is this relatively
> easy to set up?

You could first retry right now as seems to be reasonably
responsive.  ;-)

To set up offloading, you must first have ‘lsh’ installed in the image,
which is not the case by default.  All this is doable, but that’s


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