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Re: Profile hook in build environment?

From: Guillaume Le Vaillant
Subject: Re: Profile hook in build environment?
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:24:37 +0200
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Ricardo Wurmus <> skribis:

> Guillaume Le Vaillant <> writes:
>> Is there a way to generate files and add them to the environment created
>> by 'guix build' as it can be done with profile hooks?
> Yes, the build system can do whatever it wants.  The
> texlive-build-system, for example, builds a union directory from all TeX
> Live inputs and then modifies the configuration file.

Thanks for the pointer, it has been very useful.

Pierre Neidhardt <> skribis:

> Hi Guillaume,
> Thanks for taking a shot at this ;)
> Why would we need to generate the ASDF configuration file in a hook?
> Can't we do it at build time?
> Cheers!

I got rid of the hook and now I'm creating all the required files/links
at build time in 'etc/common-lisp/source-registry.conf.d/' and in
It seems to work well with packages having simple definitions. Now
I have to check and adapt the more complex ones.

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