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[bug#28558] [PATCH] gnu: Add atool.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#28558] [PATCH] gnu: Add atool.
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:47:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi Stefan,

Stefan Reichör <address@hidden> skribis:

>> On 23/09/17 07:49, Stefan Reichör wrote:
>>> * gnu/packages/compression.scm (atool): New variable.
>> Thanks for the patch. While adding all compression programs supported
>> (e.g. tar) as inputs is probably too much given their large number, I
>> think it would be good to add "file" and patch in the path to "file"
>> in bin/atool. WDYT?
> Thanks for your feedback. I don't think that file is an important tool
> for atool. At least I use only archives with the correct file extension.
> And all the archives that I remember that I downloaded from some site
> also provided the correct file extension. In that case file is not needed to
> detect the archive type.
> However, if you think that hard coding the full path to file is a good
> thing I will update my patch. It should be doable for me...

As discussed earlier in another thread, I think it’s a good idea to
hard-code absolute file names.  Could you update the patch accordingly?


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