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

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: How to install prerelease package versions (particularly Emacs)
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:30:39 +0530
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 25.3.1

Oleg Pykhalov <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Thank you for the hint.  That said, I really don't want to set up a git
server for so little.

Is there a good reason not to allow local paths in git URLs?

Pierre Neidhardt

Every solution breeds new problems.

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