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Re: Debugging and source code

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Debugging and source code
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:03:23 +0100
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 2017-01-26 09:11, Chris Marusich wrote:
>> 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?
> Interesting idea (:source, not :debug-full)! Two minor points:
> Won't that mean that the package has to be built to completion at
> least once, somewhere, to output its own :source? If so, adding
> special-case code to avoid that would not be a net win.

Right, for this reason a “source” output cannot supersede ‘guix build
-S’ (and internally, origins need to exist.)


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