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Re: [PATCH 01/26] gnu: Add perl-file-pushd.

From: Kei Kebreau
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/26] gnu: Add perl-file-pushd.
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:26:27 -0400
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Alex Sassmannshausen <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Ben,
> Ben Woodcroft writes:
>> Hi,
>> On 24/03/17 18:13, Alex Sassmannshausen wrote:
>>> Hi Kei,
>>> Kei Kebreau writes:
>>>> This series of packages builds and lints fine for me. There are over 200
>>>> dependent packages that would have to be rebuilt though, and
>>>> core-updates is frozen to my knowledge. We can save this for the next
>>>> core-updates cycle, though!
>>>> Other Guix users, please correct me if I'm wrong.
>> According to the established guidelines, this should be OK for master
>> since it affects <300 packages, so if all dependent packages build then
>> I don't see why we shouldn't do that.
> Cheers for your comments, very enlightening!  I'm afraid I'm out of my
> depth making this decision here.  I'm happy to let my computer rebuild
> those 200 packages to see whether the dependent packages build — but
> I'm not sure how I would go about testing that.  See below for a theory…?
>>> Thanks for the review!
>>> What command do you use to check the number of packages that would have
>>> to be rebuilt?  I'm asking, because if they are mainly perl libraries
>>> then that figure of 200 really isn't that big of a deal: most perl libs
>>> build super fast.
>> To check the number of packages use "guix refresh -l"
> Interesting… so to establish the packages to be rebuilt as a result of
> my patch series, would that be:
> guix refresh -l perl-scalar-list-utils perl-parse-cpan-meta      \
> perl-cpan-meta-requirements perl-yaml perl-variable-magic        \
> perl-time-duration-parse perl-test-warnings perl-test-simple     \
> perl-test-exception perl-test-cleannamespaces perl-sub-name      \
> perl-params-validate perl-package-deprecationmanager perl-moose  \
> perl-module-runtime-conflicts perl-devel-partialdump             \
> perl-devel-overloadinfo perl-cpan-meta-check perl-common-sense   \
> perl-clone perl-class-load perl-capture-tiny perl-b-hooks-endofscope
> Building the following 24 packages would ensure 248 dependent packages
> are rebuilt: edirect-4.10 perl-modern-perl-1.20150127
> perl-text-neattemplate-0.1101 perl-encode-detect-1.01
> perl-list-someutils-0.52 perl-db-file-1.838 pam-krb5-4.7
> perl-test-trailingspace-0.0300 sslh-1.18 perl-mail-spf-v2.9.0
> gerbv-2.6.1 netsurf-3.6 perl-config-ini-0.025 perl-anyevent-i3-0.16
> tophat-2.1.0 perl-test-class-most-0.08 gnucash-2.6.15 surfraw-2.2.9
> biber-2.5 biber-next-2.6 stow-2.2.2 perl-x11-xcb-0.16 roary-3.7.0
> hydra-20151030.1ff48da
> Does this mean, that in order to test this I would now simply try to
> rebuild the 24 listed packages?

Yes. Just make sure you use `./pre-inst-env guix build` so that you're
testing the updated perl packages. Thanks!

> Cheers,
> Alex

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