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Re: M-x guix bug

From: John J Foerch
Subject: Re: M-x guix bug
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:46:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> John J Foerch (2016-06-29 04:43 +0300) wrote:
>> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>>> Hi!
>>> John J Foerch <address@hidden> skribis:
>>>> On a fresh guix installation with only a few packages installed, M-x
>>>> guix in emacs produced the following error:
>>>>   Cannot open load file: no such file or directory, magit-popup
>>>> It seems that guix's emacs components have an unlisted magit dependency.
>>> The dependency is documented (info "(guix) Emacs Initial Setup"), but
>>> note that it’s only necessary if you use the M-x guix popup.
>>> Without magit-popup, you can still use M-x
>>> guix-newest-available-packages, M-x guix-prettify-mode, M-x
>>> guix-licenses, and so on.
>> Okay, good to know.  I think that a helpful message instead of an error
>> would be appropriate, or perhaps some way of not exposing the 'guix'
>> command if magit is not installed.
> I think the right thing would be to make "M-x guix" work by default.
> This can be done simply by adding 'magit-popup' dependency (i.e., by
> adding it to 'propagated-inputs') to our 'guix' package.  But if I
> understood correctly, Ludovic wouldn't like to do it:
> <>

Another option could be to degrade gracefully to an alternative UI, such
as a simple minibuffer prompt.

John Foerch

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