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Re: Netpbm

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: Netpbm
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:24:49 +0100
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Am Samstag, 19. Januar 2013 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:

> Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> > Could someone else please test the package?

> I just tried, and it builds perfectly as

> /nix/store/agjc4rdsvi4wvbz6dymgid5pb85nqcf7-netpbm-10.61.01.


Thanks! For me also, it builds well, but I cannot install it:


$ guix-package -i netpbm

error: build failed: build of `/nix/store/h2s02132641hvaqr03q96i97dydlqm4i-user-environment.drv' failed.


Maybe because of the extraneous files?


> There are extraneous file in the root of that directory:

> bin/ config_template include/ lib/ link/ man/ misc/ pkginfo


> Ideally, it’d be great to (re)move them.




> As for the source tarball: could you add a comment that specifies from

> which revision it was obtained?


Well, it was simply obtained from the download link of the "Advanced" field at


The link is


which would download a tarball with the name "advanced?view=tar", and with the hash changing every time (I did not understand why). So I downloaded it manually and renamed it. It is really an official release with a regular version number, not simply an svn/git checkout. The version number is recorded in a file in the tarball (which was part of the download, I did not add anything).


> (Eventually, we’ll have an ‘subversion-fetch’ method, in addition to

> ‘url-fetch’, which could be used in such situations.)


Before that, https would be nice!


> Thanks, and congratulations given how painful it looked!


Yes, it was quite amazing; once more, we should be grateful to the GNU build system...




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