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Re: Add a generalized git-file? to Guix?

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Add a generalized git-file? to Guix?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:47:37 +0100
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Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> writes:

> Thompson, David writes:
>> Hi Christopher and Jan,
>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Christopher Allan Webber
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Jan Nieuwenhuizen writes:
>>>> Christopher Allan Webber writes:
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>> The file is updated, and even nicer now, since I'm using a hack from
>>>>> guile-sdl2 which allows you to set the source to the whole checkout.
>>>> Ohh!  That needs to go in the Guix manual... could git-file? be added
>>>> to guix/utils?
>>> Maybe!  I think David knows more about the provenance?
>> I took this code from Ludovic.  See make-git-predicate in
>> gnu/packages/package-management.scm in the Guix source tree.
>>> I agree it would be nice to have in Guix itself.
>> Agreed.  A generalized and publicly available procedure would be great.
>> - Dave
> Hello!  See the above conversation... 8sync now uses `git-file?' in its
> guix.scm, a predicate check which allows for checking out the whole
> local directory as a "source" for testing a package.  I borrowed it from
> Dave who originally adapted it from some code in Guix itself.  See:
> This is pretty handy; probably other projects would like to make use of
> it.  What do we think of making it a generally available utility?

I would make use of it and I am in favour of adding it to Guix.


Mathieu Lirzin
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