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Re: Obsolete packages listed as available

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Obsolete packages listed as available
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:49:33 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> when executing
>    guix-package --list-available | grep mit
> I see two packages:
> mit-krb5        1.11    distro/packages/mit-krb5.scm:29:3
> mit-krb5        1.11    distro/packages/sasl.scm:145:3
> The first one is the really available one; the second one was contained in 
> a file sasl.scm in an old branch. Both the file and the branch have been 
> deleted in the meantime. However, I suppose the package exists still 
> somewhere in the nix store.

I suppose the file sasl.scm still exists along with the other files.
Even if it’s not under version control, the module-listing code in
distro.scm will stumble upon it, and thus list any packages that it

If you remove that file, it will no longer show up.


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