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bug#47336: Disarchive as a fallback for downloads

From: Timothy Sample
Subject: bug#47336: Disarchive as a fallback for downloads
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 13:24:09 -0400
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Ludovic Courtès <> writes:

> Timothy Sample <> skribis:
>> And broke “guix pull”!!  (I somehow fooled myself into thinking that I
>> had already tested with “guix pull --url=...” locally.)  I reverted the
>> offending commit.
> You can test with ‘guix pull’ (you need to make sure to specify the
> right file:// URL *and* branch), or you can run “make as-derivation”.

I will definitely be more careful with this in the future.

>> [...]  Does this approach look okay?
> That’s one possibility.
> The patch below takes another approach.  I think it aesthetically
> slightly more pleasant because we don’t have to play ‘resolve-module’
> tricks for obscure reasons.  WDYT?

This is exactly what I was hoping for, but I couldn’t quite connect all
the dots in “build-self.scm”.  Thanks!

> (It also fixes a format string argument mismatch.)

Good catch!

I’ve pushed the updated patch and am closing the issue.  :)

-- Tim

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