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Re: Too many questions about texlive-texmf

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Too many questions about texlive-texmf
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:42:34 +0200
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Leo Famulari <address@hidden> writes:

> We don't serve substitutes of texlive-texmf. We achieve this by
> configuring nginx to return "410 Gone" [0].
> This requires users to build it with '--fallback', and the Guix error
> message even recommends this, but many users ask about it on IRC.
> I think we should mark it '#:substitutable? #f' so that, IIUC, Guix will
> download and build texlive-texmf from the upstream source automatically,
> without stopping or requiring users to use '--fallback'.

Does this cause substitutes to be disabled for all packages that depend
on texlive-texmf?

~~ Ricardo

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