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Re: Help packaging R Quarto Cli

From: Csepp
Subject: Re: Help packaging R Quarto Cli
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 19:48:02 +0200

zimoun <> writes:

> Hi Sébastien,
> On lun., 24 oct. 2022 at 13:43, Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq
> <> wrote:
>> I’m trying to package Quarto Cli (
>> <> ), used in combination with
>> Pandoc to publish -reproducible- scientific document : website, blog,
>> etc.
> Well, after a quick look I think it is not easy to package because it is
> TypeScript and the story between JavaScript and Guix is not really
> smooth. :-)
>> I first think this is a classic gnu build : ./configure && make &&
>> make install BUT, there is a problem because the ./configure script
>> bootstrap “Deno” during the run of
> Assuming “Deno“ (a modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript written
> in Rust) is packaged by Guix, the build system for packaging Quarto
> would not clear to me.
>> Because this download and compilation of Deno occur during
>> ./ running, guix cannot patch the  #!/bin/bash path, so
>> ./configure failed. Deno seems also not packaged into guix.
>> Do you have an idea to resolve this ? Perhaps we could try all
>> together to do this.
> Hum, maybe package deno. ;-)  Well, 
>     guix import crate deno -r
> is a starting point.  But Deno, neither Quarto, are easy to package for
> Guix.
> Cheers,
> simon

There is a channel for free software that is not easily bootstrappable
that this might be suitable for:
That is where RStudio is packaged for example.

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