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Re: Tracking upstream releases

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Tracking upstream releases
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 22:42:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès (2015-10-21 15:54 +0300) wrote:
>> Hello!
>> We now have a number of importers, which is great, but so far we had no
>> support to update packages once they had been imported, even though most
>> of the code to do that already is in the importer.
>> So commit 0a7c5a09 generalizes the upstream-tracking code from (guix
>> gnu-maintenance) a bit, such that we can then easily define “updaters”
>> based on the import code.  As an example, subsequent commits add an
>> updater for ELPA and one for CRAN.  The end result is:
>> $ ./pre-inst-env guix refresh -t cran -t elpa
>> gnu/packages/statistics.scm:819:13: r-testthat would be upgraded from 0.10.0 
>> to 0.11.0
>> gnu/packages/emacs.scm:856:13: emacs-auctex would be upgraded from 11.88.6 
>> to 11.88.9
>> (When ‘-t’ is omitted, all the updaters are used.)
> Great!  What about instead of (or along with) "-t cran -t elpa", use a
> comma separated list as it is done in "guix lint --checkers=..."?

I agree it would be more consistent (I guess I was a bit lazy here…)
Would you like to make this change?  Otherwise I can give it a go.


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