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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: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:02:22 +0530
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Chris Marusich <address@hidden> writes:

> Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> writes:
>> Is there a good reason not to allow local paths in git URLs?
> You might find the "local-file" procedure to be helpful here.  You can
> pass a local-file as the source of a package, which should allow you to
> define packages that use a local file path as the source.  See (guix)
> G-Expressions in the manual for details.

Thank you for this suggestion.  Mathieu Lirzin already mentioned it in
another branch of this thread and after trying it I ran into strange issues.
Do you have experience with local-file?

Pierre Neidhardt

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