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[bug#28660] [PATCH] gnu: python-numpy: Give sh store location instead of
[bug#28660] [PATCH] gnu: python-numpy: Give sh store location instead of setting $SHELL.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:04:36 +0200 (CEST)
From: Christopher Baines <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: [bug#28660] [PATCH] gnu: python-numpy: Give sh store
location instead of setting $SHELL.
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 07:30:48 +0100
Could bash be specified as an input, and that used instead? This
mean that the behaviour of the package is more isolated from the
Sounds good, but I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean (maybe
it's still too early in the morning). If we add a "bash" to the
package inputs, it will still come from the store. So probably you
mean something else by “specified as an input”?
For example, on non GuixSD systems, /bin/sh could be something other
than bash. But, if the numpy package depends on some bash in the
and uses that, then it would be isolated from this.
That's true, though users on such systems could set $SHELL to
override the default one from the store. But maybe avoiding having
to do that is what you mean by “more isolated from the environment”?
The shell is used for very limited purposes anyway (essentially to
run C and Fortran compilers to build extenstions, AFAIU), but I'm
happy to improve the patch if it's useful. If you have a solution
that allows users to use their own /bin/sh if they want, but still
works for all builds of dependent packages on Guix, please explain :-)