guix deploy sometimes fail with error "failed to start Guile on remote host 'myhost'"

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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Maxim Cournoyer
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Maxim Cournoyer wrote on 2 Oct 2020 16:09
(name . bug-guix)(address . bug-guix@gnu.org)
871rigoh2v.fsf@gmail.com
Hello,

Sometimes 'guix deploy' ends up failing near the end, with what looks
like:

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guix deploy: sending 180 store items (1,094 MiB) to 'myhost'...
[...] (progress bar)
guix deploy: error: failed to deploy mymachine: failed to start Guile on
remote host 'myhost'

Upon retrying the same 'guix deploy' command, it usually succeeds, e.g.:

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guix deploy: sending 8 store items (5 MiB) to 'myhost'...
guix deploy: successfully deployed mymachine

Thanks,

Maxim
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 2 Oct 2020 22:41
(name . Maxim Cournoyer)(address . maxim.cournoyer@gmail.com)(address . 43763@debbugs.gnu.org)
87pn60icmm.fsf@gnu.org
Hi Maxim,

Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@gmail.com> skribis:

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> Sometimes 'guix deploy' ends up failing near the end, with what looks
> like:
>
> guix deploy: sending 180 store items (1,094 MiB) to 'myhost'...
> [...] (progress bar)
> guix deploy: error: failed to deploy mymachine: failed to start Guile on
> remote host 'myhost'
>
>
> Upon retrying the same 'guix deploy' command, it usually succeeds, e.g.:
>
> guix deploy: sending 8 store items (5 MiB) to 'myhost'...
> guix deploy: successfully deployed mymachine

I’ve seen it too, and I think it might be the same issue as described
here:


If that happens again, could you log in the target machine as root and
run:

find ~/.cache/guile | xargs ls -lrtd

That way you’ll see if some .go files have just been compiled, and also
if there are temporary .go.XYZ files in there (stemming from an
interrupted compilation process due to the timeout.)

Thanks,
Ludo’.
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