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Re: [PATCH] gnu: boost: Allow for customizable build flags.

From: Thompson, David
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: boost: Allow for customizable build flags.
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:52:41 -0400

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 8:04 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Thompson, David" <address@hidden> skribis:
>> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:54 AM, Ricardo Wurmus
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> David Thompson <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> From: David Thompson <address@hidden>
>>>> * gnu/packages/boost.scm (boost)[arguments]: Extract build flags to 
>>>> #:make-flags argument.
>>> If I understand correctly, this moves the let-bound “build-flags” to
>>> regular make-flags and reuses the default mechanism for passing
>>> make-flags, right?
>> Yes, exactly.  With it I can easily create things like a statically
>> linked variant.
>> ~283 packages will need to rebuilt with this change, so maybe
>> core-updates would be a good place to put this?  Or would it be
>> core-updates-next?  I'm not sure anymore. :)
> Heh, I think we need a PhD student to work on the scheduling of changes
> in the package DAG (seriously, I think that’d be a real topic!).

There certainly are some subtleties. ;)

> Please apply to ‘core-updates’ and we’ll get it built.

Done, thanks!

- Dave

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