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Re: Merging ‘wip-newt-installer’ in master?

From: Mathieu Othacehe
Subject: Re: Merging ‘wip-newt-installer’ in master?
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 12:57:30 +0900
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> Heheh.  Another option would be to pass the locale name to the installer
> right from (gnu system install).  That way, if people want to build an
> image with a different default locale, they can do it.
> Fundamentally though, it’s the installer’s job to offer a choice of
> languages early on, which it does pretty well already!

Ok you convinced me, I'll just call 'setlocale' at installer start, this
is less dirty.

> I think we want to distribute (gnu installer …) modules, just not build
> them.  The thing is, they should be “build-side only” modules, and thus
> we don’t need to compile them; it’s like (guix man-db), for instance.
> So I think gnu/installer/*.scm could go in the *system-modules* node as
> #:extra-files.
> Does that make sense?

Yes I understand now. The idea of using only build code is quite nice,
it simplifies a lot of things. So now, (gnu install) is the tip of the
iceberg and everything under gnu/installer/ is build side code (and set
as #:extra-files of *system-modules* in (guix self)). I pushed
a new commit on the branch to fix all of this, it seems ok now.

Thanks for your help,


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