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Re: Seeking advice: preparing releases on GuixSD.

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: Seeking advice: preparing releases on GuixSD.
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:04:25 +0300
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ng0 (2016-12-23 13:35 +0000) wrote:

> Hi,
> my previous releases of gnurl ( have
> been tested on Gentoo and GuixSD and prepared to release only on
> Gentoo, copied back to GuixSD and finished up on that GuixSD
> system.
> With my switch to GuixSD (and leaving Gentoo) 2 or 3 versions ago
> I have to advice people to run ./buildconf again (essentially:
> run autotools again), because of artifacts in shebangs and paths
> of generated files.

Do you mean "configure" and "" files?  I don't see any
"/gnu/store" artifacts, if that's what you mean.

> I see three solutions right now:
>  1. Opt out of the ./buildconf part and make it a responsibility
>     of users and distributions to run it.
>  2. Patch (adjust) maketgz, make dist, or any similar hook/script
>     to my needs on GuixSD.
>  3. Simply remove all occurences of any /gnu/store/… (if it's
>     that simple) which could also happen in (2).
> I hope I'm not the only person using GuixSD for releasing
> software. How do you all deal with these shebangs and paths?

I made releases on GuixSD multiple times, but I've never faced the
problem you describe: "make dist" prepares system-independent files
without any artifacts AFAICT.


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