Parted 3.5 update breaks installer tests

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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 20 May 23:30 +0200
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Hello!

The ‘gui-installed-os’ broke:


… between:

https://ci.guix.gnu.org/eval/304279(commit 1ebc27475cc310d6f9dd154b6b6893918f604c09)
and
https://ci.guix.gnu.org/eval/313358(commit a1cb645d83d085382eaf64f4c097642aa47c297a)

The symptoms are:

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May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: guix system: error: '/gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install --no-floppy --target=i386-pc --boot-directory /mnt/boot /dev/vda' exited with status 1; output follows:
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]:
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: Installing for i386-pc platform.
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: /gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: /gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: /gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]:
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: command ("guix" "system" "init" "--fallback" "--no-grafts" "--no-substitutes" "/mnt/etc/config.scm" "/mnt") exited with value 1
conversation expecting pattern ((quote installation-complete))
May 12 16:57:17 localhost shepherd[1]: Service guix-daemon has been stopped.
May 12 16:57:17 localhost shepherd[1]: Service guix-daemon has been started.
May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[196]: unmounting "/mnt/"
/gnu/store/vfizn85zmzfs4k8wd1mviwrhjqc5zmac-shepherd-marionette.scm:1:1718: ERROR:
1. &pattern-not-matched:
pattern: ((quote installation-complete))
sexp: (installation-failure)

Reverting the following commits solves the problem:

9a867c26b0 gnu: parted: Use G-expressions & new input style.
d798e5b6c1 gnu: parted: Update to 3.5.

The “installed-os” test, which performs a manual installation using the
‘parted’ command-line tool for partitioning, is unaffected.

Thoughts?

Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 20 May 23:35 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 20 May 23:35 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 22 May 22:05 +0200
Re: bug#55549: Parted 3.5 update breaks installer tests
(address . 55549@debbugs.gnu.org)(name . Mathieu Othacehe)(address . othacehe@gnu.org)
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Hi!

Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> skribis:

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> The ‘gui-installed-os’ broke:
>
> https://ci.guix.gnu.org/search?query=gui-installed-os%20system:x86_64-linux&border-high-id=803430
>
> … between:
>
> https://ci.guix.gnu.org/eval/304279 (commit 1ebc27475cc310d6f9dd154b6b6893918f604c09)
> and
> https://ci.guix.gnu.org/eval/313358 (commit a1cb645d83d085382eaf64f4c097642aa47c297a)
>
> The symptoms are:
>
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: guix system: error: '/gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install --no-floppy --target=i386-pc --boot-directory /mnt/boot /dev/vda' exited with status 1; output follows:
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]:
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: Installing for i386-pc platform.
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: /gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: /gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: /gnu/store/vcljh4z0zkwplsx3b131vzc894rb3vll-grub-2.06/sbin/grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]:
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[230]: command ("guix" "system" "init" "--fallback" "--no-grafts" "--no-substitutes" "/mnt/etc/config.scm" "/mnt") exited with value 1
> conversation expecting pattern ((quote installation-complete))
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost shepherd[1]: Service guix-daemon has been stopped.
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost shepherd[1]: Service guix-daemon has been started.
> May 12 16:57:17 localhost installer[196]: unmounting "/mnt/"
> /gnu/store/vfizn85zmzfs4k8wd1mviwrhjqc5zmac-shepherd-marionette.scm:1:1718: ERROR:
> 1. &pattern-not-matched:
> pattern: ((quote installation-complete))
> sexp: (installation-failure)

Commit 81f7bb1691dc9dc69fc6e584ad8c6e36e495c103 works around it
“locally”. It’s good enough for now, but we should eventually address
the root cause.

Mathieu, I’m guessing the cause of the problem, when using Parted 4.5,
is that the installer partitions disks somewhat incorrectly, as reported
by ‘grub-install’. I wonder if it might be due to an API or ABI change
that goes unnoticed in Guile-Parted because it uses the FFI.

Thoughts?

Ludo’.
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