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Re: Discrepancy between manual and channels.scm

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Discrepancy between manual and channels.scm
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 18:02:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)


ison <> skribis:

> Under "6.7 Declaring Channel Dependencies" the examples show names being
> quoted, such as (name 'some-collection) however this causes guix pull to
> fail. I don't remember the exact error but it was failing the "match"
> statement under "resolve-dependencies" in "guix/channels.scm".
> (name "some-collection") also fails.
> (name some-collection) succeeds, without any quoting.

Oops you’re right; I’ll push a fix to the manual shortly.

> I'm not sure if it's the manual which needs fixing or the code, but
> specifying the name without quoting would be inconsistent with how
> channel names are declared in ~/.config/guix/channels.scm.

It’s necessarily different because ‘.guix-channel’ is data whereas
‘channels.scm’ is code.



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