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Re: Debugging and source code

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: Debugging and source code
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:11:19 -0800
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Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 06:54:30PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> skribis:
>> > On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 02:22:48PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> >> You can always get the right source code by running “guix build -S
>> >> package”.
>> >> 
>> >> OTOH having the source directly in the “debug” (or “source”?) output as
>> >> you suggest would be more convenient.
>> >> 
>> >> The only downside is the extra size of the “debug” output.  Most of the
>> >> time that’s a price people are happy to pay when they are installing the
>> >> “debug” output.  But sometimes maybe not.
>> >
>> > How about a :debug-full switch?
>> There’s no switch, only a “debug” output.
> yes, yes. I meant a "debug-full" output.

We have "guix build -S foo" which fetches the source.  It sounds like
you're suggesting that we remove this and replace it with a "source" (or
"debug-full") output for each package, so to get the source you would
run "guix build foo:source" instead.  Is my understanding correct?


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