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Re: Time travel accident

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: Time travel accident
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2023 12:07:14 +0200
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Changing your system date should let it build.

Le 7 avril 2023 10:30:11 GMT+02:00, Josselin Poiret <> a écrit :
>Hi Konrad,
>Konrad Hinsen <> writes:
>> I guess there is nothing we can do retroactively to fix this, but can we
>> do something to prevent such issues in the future?
>> One idea is to allow disabling tests at the command line. I'd then run
>> "guix build" for that specific package with tests disabled, and
>> continue. That should be doable with a suitable package transformation.
>We have --without-tests=package already, see --help-transform for all
>available package transformations.  The one annoying thing is that
>disabling tests will change the derivation and you thus will not recover
>the same store item (it might be bit-for-bit equivalent, but its path
>will not be the same), preventing you from using substitutes either.
>Though, I'm not sure it will help you here because openssl is built as
>part of the `guix time-machine`'s build process, which afaik cannot be
>By the way, we can also "fix the past" by using guix/quirks.scm.  Since
>that version of openssl doesn't build anymore, I wonder if we could just
>change its derivation retroactively to at least make it build.

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