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Re: [PATCH] doc: clarification for hashing git checkouts

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: clarification for hashing git checkouts
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:17:31 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.0 (2016-04-01)

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 01:33:40AM -0400, Troy Sankey wrote:
> Hashing sources is becoming quite compilated!  I can't wait until 'guix
> download' supports git, then this could be automated.

In that case, `guix download` would need to take a Git hash as an

In general, I think it's a good idea to avoid `guix download` when
writing packages, unless you make sure to double-check that the
package's origin field works as expected. I've submitted packages with a
bad URL that was masked because the tarball was already in my store from
`guix download`. So, now I always download my sources "by hand" and
calculate the hash from the result of that.

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