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Re: New build system: copy-build-system

From: Jesse Gibbons
Subject: Re: New build system: copy-build-system
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:45:00 -0700
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On Sun, 2020-01-26 at 21:27 +0100, Pierre Neidhardt wrote:
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> Hi!
> We've got quite a few packages that simply copy some files from their
> source to the output.  Examples include `debian-archive-keyring`,
> `0ad-data`, `gcide`, or `rofi-pass`.
> Those packages end up being tedious to write because we need to rely
> on
> the trivial-build-system, also known as "the least trivial of them
> all!" :)
> What about adding a "copy-build-system" which has one argument, say
> an
> `#:install-plan` that takes a list of source-destination pairs?
> This would drastically simplify the definition of the aforementioned
> packages, basically summing up dozens of boilerplate lines into an
> effectively trivial file mapping.
> If this sounds like a good idea, I'd be happy to send a patch!
> Cheers!
That would be great!

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