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Re: guix package -i emacs, failed

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: guix package -i emacs, failed
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:01:02 +0100


Is there way to download binary directly? 

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 05:05:05PM +0800, 宋文武 wrote:
> Jean Louis <address@hidden> writes:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Yesterday I was trying to compile emacs from guix: guix package -i
> > emacs, and it did not work, it said: gdk-pixbuf could not be done for
> > 3600 seconds, something like that.
> I think the issue is gdk-pixbuf's stress tests try to use a lot of
> memory and sometimes can run too long without any output.  There is
> an 'max-silent-time' option in guix can be used to set the 3600s limit,
> but it may be not what we need here ;-)
> >
> > However, when emacs is compiled directly, it works without problems.
> >
> > Maybe gdk-pixbuf should not be dependency for emacs. It is basic to have
> > emacs first.
> gdk-pixbuf is used by gtk+, and the default emacs is compiled with gtk+
> GUI.  There is 'emacs-no-x' with ncurses UI which don't need it.

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