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Re: Odd behavior with --dry-run and --upgrade

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: Odd behavior with --dry-run and --upgrade
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:41:07 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Ludovic Courtès (2016-07-26 12:50 +0300) wrote:

> Roel Janssen <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Ludovic Courtès writes:
>>> But honestly, I think changing ‘--dry-run’ to do ‘--dry-run --no-grafts’
>>> would be fine, and probably better than the current situation.
>> Could you provide some insight in where I should be looking to att the
>> check to 'graft?'?
> Everything that relates to command-line argument processing is in (guix
> scripts build), for the common options, and then in each (guix scripts
> *) module.
> Roughly, the change I suggest would be along these lines:
> diff --git a/guix/scripts/build.scm b/guix/scripts/build.scm
> index a02a0d5..daa60b9 100644
> --- a/guix/scripts/build.scm
> +++ b/guix/scripts/build.scm
> @@ -541,7 +541,8 @@ must be one of 'package', 'all', or 'transitive'~%")
>                     (alist-cons 'file arg result)))
>           (option '(#\n "dry-run") #f #f
>                   (lambda (opt name arg result)
> -                   (alist-cons 'dry-run? #t result)))
> +                   (alist-cons 'dry-run? #t
> +                               (alist-cons 'graft? #f result))))
>           (option '(#\r "root") #t #f
>                   (lambda (opt name arg result)
>                     (alist-cons 'gc-root arg result)))
> However, since --dry-run is processed separately in each command, this
> change should probably be duplicated.
> Would you like to look into it?
> Something similar should be done in the Emacs interface.

What would be "something similar" here?  For CLI it's easy to set
‘graft?’ option as you suggest, and later 'guix-package', 'guix-system'
and other similar procedures from (guix scripts ...) modules
parameterize ‘%graft?’ according to this option.

The only way I see for the Emacs interface is to modify
"emacs/guix-main.scm" to parameterize ‘%graft?’ as well and to set it
depending on the current value of ‘dry-run’.  AFAICT this
parameterization should be added to:

- 'process-package-actions': it is responsible for operations with
  profiles (installing/upgrading/removing packages);

- 'package-source-build-derivation': it is responsible for building
  package sources.

If my understanding is correct, I can make a patch for this.

I can also add 'grafts' option that will appear in prompts (in the
mode-line along with 'substitutes' and 'dry-run'), but I'm not sure if
it will be useful since dry-run will disable grafts anyway.


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