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bug#42247: Channel news raise error on `guix pull`

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: bug#42247: Channel news raise error on `guix pull`
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 11:13:24 +0200

Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:

> This suggests that the ‘news.scm’ file of your channel is being picked
> up and evaluated as if it were a module, which it’s not.
> The solution is to rename it to, say, ‘news.txt’, or to move the actual
> modules to a sub-directory and specify that in ‘.guix-channel’ (info
> "(guix) Channels").

Thanks for the hint, this works indeed!

1. Is there anything we can do to catch this error and output a more
intelligible error message?

2. I suggest we document this pitfall in the documentation.


Pierre Neidhardt

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