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bug#32184: ‘guix pack --bootstrap’ is ineffective

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#32184: ‘guix pack --bootstrap’ is ineffective
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:26:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Chris,

Chris Marusich <address@hidden> skribis:

> Basically, we're manually doing dependency injection here depending on
> whether or not --bootstrap was given, right?  Instead of parameterizing
> the dependencies, what if we used a dependency injector (or "oracle", or
> "container", or whatever you want to call it) that, when invoked, would
> give us the dependency that is appropriate for the current context?
> Perhaps we could control the context via a single parameter.  For
> example, something like this:
>     (parameterize ((test-environment? #t))
>       (injector-get-dependency guile))
> would return the bootstrap guile, but something like this:
>     (parameterize ((test-environment? #f))
>       (injector-get-dependency guile))
> would return the usual guile.  This isn't much different from using
> parameters like we're already doing, except that it might save us from
> having to remember multiple parameters, and it might make the code
> cleaner by hiding the dependency selection/construction logic behind the
> injector abstraction.
> What do you think of that idea?

Yes, that makes sense.  Or we could simply have something like:

  (define (lookup-package name)
    (if (test-environment?)
        (match name
          ("guile" …)
        (match name

Another option that comes to mind is using the little-known
‘map-derivation’ procedure: we would compute the ‘guix pack’ derivation
as usual, but at the end we’d call ‘map-derivation’ to replace
libgcrypt.drv, guile-sqlite3.drv, etc. with dummy variants.  That might
turn out to be more complicated that the above solution, though.


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