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bug#48111: tilde in Go package names (eg. sourcehut hosted packages)

From: Sarah Morgensen
Subject: bug#48111: tilde in Go package names (eg. sourcehut hosted packages)
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:51:07 -0700


Leo Prikler <leo.prikler@student.tugraz.at> writes:

> Am Donnerstag, den 29.04.2021, 19:54 +0200 schrieb raingloom:
>> Trying to import kineto and getting this error when building it:
>> guix build: error: invalid character `~' in name
>> `go-git-sr-ht-~sircmpwn-kineto-0.0.0-20210225135222-edd4fe31f16f-
>> checkout.drv'
>> I know the names are significant in go-build-system so I'm not sure
>> how
>> to work around the issue without breaking anything.

As far as I can tell, the go-build-system doesn't care about the actual
package names, just #:import-path and #:unpack-path. The names should
only be significant to the go importer insofar as
go-module->guix-package-name does not generate collisions.

> The way Go works, I would hazard a guess, that 
>   module git.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/kineto
> and 
>   module git.sr.ht/sircmpwn/kineto
> name two different modules.  However, as the latter can't exist since
> sr.ht prefixes user names with ~, I think a name transformation, that
> maps the former to the latter should be safe.  On the other hand, since
> this just affects store file names, we might instead want to map "~" to
> "-" in the general case of it appearing anywhere.  WDYT?

It might be slightly uglier, but I think it's better to keep a
consistent policy of "replace any invalid characters with a hyphen", as
it is less likely to generate collisions and it provides a hint to the
reader that there *is* a character there.

I have attached a patch to do so below, verified that a recursive import
of the package mentioned above builds without modification (well, I had
to update a dependency...) and verified that there are not currently any
go packages using a tilde in their name with:

$ egrep -r '"go-[^"]*~[^"]*"' gnu/packages

>From 2c942a06cf94acdca07f2a59736c89521953af0f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Sarah Morgensen <iskarian@mgsn.dev>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2021 15:00:15 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] import: go: Replace tildes with hyphens in package names.

Fixes <https://issues.guix.gnu.org/48111>.

* guix/import/go.scm (go-module->guix-package-name): Replace tildes with
 guix/import/go.scm | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/guix/import/go.scm b/guix/import/go.scm
index 5e23d6a2b3..d8f838f635 100644
--- a/guix/import/go.scm
+++ b/guix/import/go.scm
@@ -430,9 +430,9 @@ hence the need to derive this information."
 (define* (go-module->guix-package-name module-path #:optional version)
   "Converts a module's path to the canonical Guix format for Go packages.
 Optionally include a VERSION string to append to the name."
-  ;; Map dot, slash and underscore characters to hyphens.
+  ;; Map dot, slash, underscore and tilde characters to hyphens.
   (let ((module-path* (string-map (lambda (c)
-                                    (if (member c '(#\. #\/ #\_))
+                                    (if (member c '(#\. #\/ #\_ #\~))

base-commit: 9e63bafafbe7a7c2d9804fae62302ac8a7e90090


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