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Re: “Which important packages fail to build?”

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: “Which important packages fail to build?”
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 16:32:48 +0100
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Hi Joshua,

> As an aside, should Icecat be on this list?

This list is generated automatically.  Icecat is a leaf package —
nothing else depends on it.

> I keep having to use "guix package
> --do-not-upgrade=icecat -u", because Icecat takes forever to build, and
> I'm not certain that I have enough memory to build it.
> However,
> icecat --version
> GNU IceCat 60.3.0
> BUT why does guix package -u try to rebuild Icecat?

Having a name and a version is not sufficient.  Guix is only concerned
with derivations and their contents.  So if any dependency of Icecat has
changed this causes a rebuild of Icecat, even if you already happen to
have a different variant of it that shares the name and version string.


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