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Re: merge wip-haskell?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: merge wip-haskell?
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:53:15 +0200
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Ricardo Wurmus <> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <> writes:
>> Ricardo Wurmus <> skribis:
>>> Yes, and for the case of pandoc it’s significant.  The closure of
>>> ghc-pandoc is >3GiB right now and with the changes it’s <200MiB.  This
>>> affects lots of R packages that need Rmarkdown, and lots of bioinfo
>>> packages.
>> Are those changes part of what was merged?  I get:
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> $ guix describe
>> Generacio 153        Aug 24 2020 10:53:47    (nuna)
>>   guix c687299
>>     repository URL:
>>     branch: master
>>     commit: c6872990b51971922f3064cba54ab752fcdc1559
>> $ guix size ghc-pandoc | tail -1
>> total: 2033.0 MiB
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>> Or am I missing something?
> Try the “pandoc” package instead.  There are now two packages:
> “ghc-pandoc” for the regular old shared library thing and “pandoc” for
> this static linking abomination.

Oh, the abomination is much nicer, thanks!  (Do we actually still need

> (Similarly for “ghc-pandoc-citeproc” and “pandoc-citeproc”.)
> I should note that it doesn’t help with one case I had in mind: “guix
> pack” still includes way too much, unfortunately, so there is no impact
> on application bundle size yet.

How come?  It should include exactly what ‘guix size pandoc’ shows, no?



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