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Re: [WEBSITE]: Remove version in package URLs?

From: Luis Felipe
Subject: Re: [WEBSITE]: Remove version in package URLs?
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 13:13:47 +0000

Hi Raghav,

On Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 5:37 PM, Raghav Gururajan 
<> wrote:

> Hello Guix!
> We have web interface for list of available packages. 
> The absolute link to package page contains version in the URL. For example, 
> Hello:
> This prevents the URL to be used as perma-link by upstreams, as when the 
> version changes the link gets broken.

This is a known issue. See And a proposed 
patch in (I haven't checked what it does).

> Shall we remove the version part `-x.y.x` from the URL?

Is it really enough to just remove the version? Aren't both "packagename" and 
"package-name-x.y.z" impermanent? Because packages get removed from Guix too, 
not just versions, right?

So, it is not clear to me whether issue #32261 is asking for URL paths for 
every package in the latest revision of GNU Guix, regardless of their 
impermanence from revision to revision, or asking for permanent URL paths to 
every package that has been available in GNU Guix history, regardless of 
whether the package is currently available or not. If it is the latter, where 
could one get a historical registry of all the packages? From the Guix Data 
Service, maybe?

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