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Re: Running graphical apps with guix shell --container

From: Luis Felipe
Subject: Re: Running graphical apps with guix shell --container
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2022 20:15:39 +0000

On Friday, January 28th, 2022 at 4:01 PM, Luis Felipe 
<> wrote:

> So this worked:

> guix shell -C -E "^DISPLAY$" -E "^XAUTHORITY$" --expose="$XAUTHORITY" 
> --share=/tmp/.X11-unix/ --share=$HOME/.Xauthority

> But I'm just typing things without much consideration and hoping for the best 
> :) For example, the application now starts but it has no icons. So I guess 
> I'll go find some information about all the fundamental variables and 
> resources required by GTK apps to run.

I took a shortcut and just added "gnome" package to the manifest. After this, I 
also noticed a dbind-related warning┬╣ when starting the app and lots of 
dconf-related warnings┬▓ when using a file chooser dialog from the app. I got 
rid of the former by exposing the socket mentioned in the warning, while the 
latter went away after exposing the machine-id. So the command now looks like 

guix shell -C -E "^DISPLAY$" -E "^XAUTHORITY$" --expose="$XAUTHORITY" 
--expose=/tmp/.X11-unix/ --expose=$HOME/.Xauthority 
--expose=/tmp/dbus-P03C3WeCs0 --expose=/etc/machine-id

At this point, the app is displayed and works as expected :)

1. dbind-WARNING **: 19:19:29.619: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: 
Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-P03C3WeCs0: No such file or director
2. dconf-WARNING **: 19:39:19.279: failed to commit changes to dconf: Cannot 
spawn a message bus without a machine-id: Unable to load 
or /etc/machine-id: Failed to open file 
 No such file or directory

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