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bug#36511: extraneous recompiles of scm files while editing gnu/packages

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#36511: extraneous recompiles of scm files while editing gnu/packages/
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:50:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)


Robert Vollmert <address@hidden> skribis:

> The suggestion was that the default workflow should be to compile the
> scheme files using `make`. That does avoid the recompile spam, but:
> - adding a scheme file requires going through
>   1. edit Makefile.am
>   2. call bootstrap
>   3. call configure, remembering the mystery localstatedir argument
>   4. call make, waiting through documentation and nix-daemon compiles

You only have to type ‘make’, nothing more.  ‘bootstrap’ and ‘configure’
only need to be invoked the first time.

> - I get random mysterious documentation builds throughout. E.g. just now:

I think ‘make’ is behaving as expected here, I don’t see anything
mysterious here.

> Let me know if these should be considered separate bugs worth filing.

Yeah, I think we should try to keep issues focused.  The issues you
reported are all important, but we need to boil them down to specific
problems we can address.

Thank you,

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