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Re: Appropriate way to use Guix API from a Guile program

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Appropriate way to use Guix API from a Guile program
Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 15:31:22 +0300

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 04:38:02PM -0500, sirgazil wrote:
> Hi,
> I use Guix's GNU system. 
> I had written a Guile script that called Guix procedures to manipulate 
> profiles. I put it in a Guix package in a custom channel and installed it. It 
> used to work, but now it fails with an error I can also reproduce when trying 
> to do something similar from a Guile REPL. For instance:
> ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
> $ mkdir profile-x
> $ guile
> GNU Guile 3.0.2
> [...]
> scheme@(guile-user)> (use-modules (guix scripts package))
> scheme@(guile-user)> (guix-package "-m" "manifest.scm" "-p" 
> "profile-x/profile-x")
> error: glibc-bootstrap-system-2.2.5.patch: patch not found
> ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
> This error is familiar. I got it in a slightly different context before when 
> running the guix command directly from a terminal 
> (
> In the context of Guile scripting, how do I know which Guix is being 
> imported? 
> Also, I didn't include guix as an input in the Guix package of the script 
> (though it worked). Thinking that it could make a difference, I tried adding 
> guix as an input, pulled the new package definition, upgraded the package, 
> ran the script, but got the same error.

if you have a local checkout of Guix then I'd suggest using
'./pre-inst-env guile'. There's something about the core-updates merge
that caused some problems.

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