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Re: New build system: copy-build-system

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: New build system: copy-build-system
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:03:34 +0100
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Hi Pierre,

> 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 sounds like a good idea.  We did something similar when the
font-build-system was added to simplify the tedium of copying files.


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