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Re: M-x guix bug

From: myglc2
Subject: Re: M-x guix bug
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:48:35 -0400
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hello,
> Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:
>> 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:
>> <>
> There are two separate issues here: one is the ‘guix’ package in Guix,
> and another one is the required dependencies for those building from
> source.
> I’d rather have magit-popup be an optional dependency for someone
> building from source.

But guix' use of magit-popup is useful even if one isn't building from
source, isn't it?

> I wouldn’t mind adding magit-popup as a dependency of the ‘guix’ package
> in Guix if magit-popup were a separate package.  Currently, we’d need to
> have ‘guix’ depend on ‘magit’, which is pretty big since it depends on
> ‘git’; not great.  Can magit-popup be made a separate package?

Alternatively, how about adding magit to guix and creating a guix-lite
variation for space constrained users?

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