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Re: “Towards Guix for DevOps”

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: “Towards Guix for DevOps”
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2019 19:23:42 +0200
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Jakob L. Kreuze writes:

Hi Jakob,

> Glad to hear you were able to get it working! And thanks for sharing
> those scripts. I spin up GuixSD virtual machines very frequently to work
> on this, and these look like they'd make that workflow much easier.

Oh, good.  Yes, I wanted to try it for a while already but didn't get to
it and it's worth for anyone to give it a try.

>> Here's what deploying to a 0.16 machine gives me

>> guix/remote.scm:66:17: In procedure %remote-eval:
>> Throw to key `srfi-34' with args `(#<inferior-object #<condition 
>> &action-exception-error [service: user-homes action: start key: match-error 
>> args: ("match" "no matching pattern" "#<<user-account> name: \"root\" 
>> password: \"\" uid: 0 group: \"root\" supplementary-groups: () comment: 
>> \"System administrator\" home-directory: #<procedure home-directory (x)> 
>> create-home-directory?: #t shell: 
>> \"/gnu/store/qn1ax1fkj16x280m1rv7mcimfmn9l2pf-bash-4.4.23/bin/bash\" 
>> system?: #f>")] 716f00>>)'.
>> + ssh -i id_rsa -p 10022 root@localhost guix system list-generations
>> After manually reconfiguring the machine to 1.0 it works, but that
>> already starts to feel clumsy :)
> I believe this is the same issue that Ricardo ran into when deploying to
> Sorry about that. Better error handling is something
> I'm working on at the moment.

Ah, right.  I think I even saw that.  Sorry for the noise.

> Though, I'm not quite sure what to do about this issue in particular, as
> (if I understand correctly) we concluded that this was a problem with
> the 'user-homes' service, and the idea of rolling out a workaround
> specific to that in 'guix deploy' doesn't sit particularly well with me.



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