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Re: How to install prerelease package versions (particularly Emacs)

From: Oleg Pykhalov
Subject: Re: How to install prerelease package versions (particularly Emacs)
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:09:57 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:

> I tried reusing your package snippet from
> by
> setting
>                (url "git://localhost/~ambrevar/projects/emacs")

I'm sorry for probably an obvious question.  Does ‘git clone
git://localhost/~ambrevar/projects/emacs’ work?


> I'm not very familiar with the "git" protocol: does it require some
> special configuration?

It does, see

Be sure ‘user-path’ is setted correctly.

> I also tried specifying a local path:
>                (url "/home/ambrevar/projects/emacs")
> […]
> I think this is a bug: if git clone accepts local paths, then so should
> git-reference.

It would be a useful feature, but I don't know all pitfalls.

We can do ‘guix pull --url=$PWD’ in “Guix checkout” though.


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