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Re: Guix Halts After "updating substitutes from …"

From: Wil deBeest
Subject: Re: Guix Halts After "updating substitutes from …"
Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 10:39:20 +0200

Thank you! 

I've been having the same problem and had no idea what caused it.

Wouldn't adding a timeout make sense? Either with a sensible default time and 
options to change or disable it or just configuration options that would be 
documented in the "channels" section?

If timeouts aren't an option, a message like "could not reach substitute server 
[server-name] ([time/unit])"* would already be much more be helpful than the 
current state for those of us who are not (yet) that familiar with guix.   

I regularly feel like guix errors could give more useful information. Is this 
due to design decisions or something that just hasn't been considered or worked 

* Optionally with additional information like "Press 'Control C' to abort" and 
"You can temporarily disable this substitute server by adding  
'--substitute-urls=[server-name] to the command that got you here.'"

> On 25. May 2022, at 01:21, Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <> wrote:
> Wamm K. D. 写道:
>>> substitute: updating substitutes from ''... 100.0%
>> I haven't let it run for longer than an hour but it just sits there and
>> doesn't progress any further. When I run ~guix upgrade~, it halts,
>> similarly, after listing which programs it's going to upgrade.
>> Anyone, possibly, know what this is (or, at least, how I might get
>> around it)?
> Sure: <>
> Use ‘--substitute-urls=’ (i.e., remove bordeaux from 
> the default list) until it's resolved.
> Kind regards,
> T G-R

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