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

From: Alex Sassmannshausen
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/26] gnu: Add perl-file-pushd.
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:53:37 +0100
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Thank you all for your advice!

I can confirm that the builds were successful locally.

On the back of this I will push to master later this evening.



Kei Kebreau writes:

> 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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