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Re: powerpc64[le]-linux port progress

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: powerpc64[le]-linux port progress
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 10:01:03 +0100
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dftxbs3e writes:


> On 2/22/20 1:34 PM, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>> Have you tried building static gawk standalone and check it for that
>> bash?  You could do something like
>>    grep -ao '/gnu/store/e*-bash' $(./pre-inst-env guix build -e '(@@ (gnu 
>> packages make-bootstrap) %static-binaries)')
>> On my x86_64-linux system, I get
>>    /gnu/store/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-bash
> Yes! I used the strings utility. I get two references to bash-static in
> the store with 'eeeee'.

Ah, "good".

> Speaking of which, do you know if it's possible
> to be spawned into an environment where %static-binaries's gawk package
> (and only that one) sources are extracted, patched and configured? So
> that I can investigate the inclusion of bash-static comfortably.

You can either do something like

    ./pre-inst-env guix build -e '(@@ (gnu packages bootstrap) 
%static-binaries)' --keep-failed --no-offload

and edit the #:builder to return #f, or copy %static-binaries into a
%static-gawk where you strip out other stuff.

>> For the new Scheme-only bootstrap, I solved a similar problem for
>> %bootstrap-mes by replacing the /gnu/store/eee* store-references with
>> actual bootstrap file names; see `%bootstrap-mes-rewired' in
>> core-updates 
> I hear, however that smells like a hack to me, I'd like to avoid
> resorting to such unless absolutely necessary.

I'm not entirely sure which is better; but we chose this in order not
having to touch the bootstrap binary for mes.  Also, I don't know "where
you are"; when trying to get "it to work", cutting corners initially
works for me :-)

> How come it's not
> possible to find where that bash-static reference is being inserted?

Computers are hard?  It's probably easy to find when you see it...


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