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Change syntax of '--with-source' flag to match syntax of '--with-commit'
Change syntax of '--with-source' flag to match syntax of '--with-commit' flag?
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 07:36:34 +0000 (GMT)
The '--with-commit' flag changes the source used to build a package, the syntax
takes the form of '--with-commit=<package>=<commit>'.
The '--with-source' flag also changes the source, but uses the syntax
'--with-source=<url or file>', but only transforms the top-level package (e.g.
`guix build <top-level package>` or `guix environment --ad-hoc `<top-level
package>`). It also only works if the new source file has the form '<package
name>-<package version>.<extension>', which means if a package source URL isn't
named in that way, then you have to first download it, rename it to fit that
template, then use --with-source with that file.
I propose changing the syntax of '--with-source=' to match the syntax of
'--with-commit='. This would have the following benefits:
- No need to download and rename files that don't fit the '<package
name>-<package version>.<extension>' format.
- Able to change the source file of a package input of any package in the
- Makes the syntax consistent with '--with-commit='.
What do other people think?
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