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Re: updating list of substitutes

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: updating list of substitutes
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:06:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 01:15:01AM -0400, Mark H Weaver wrote:
> The phrase "the substitute list" suggests a single, complete list of all
> available substitutes, but there is no such list.  Instead, quoting
> Ludovic above:
>   "When building a package FOO, Guix looks for substitutes for FOO
>    and its prerequisites (those not already available locally.)  It
>    maintains in /var/guix/substitute/cache a cache of those lookups."
> So, if you build package BAR immediately after building FOO, a different
> set of substitutes is queried, and typically that involves more lookups
> (unless FOO runtime-depends on BAR).
> Does that make sense?

Right. So, why don't we have one list for every build? That would save
connecting to the one single server every time and be less fragile.


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