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Re: streamlining custom package development

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: streamlining custom package development
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 17:02:00 +0100
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Przemysław Kamiński <> skribis:

> 3. I run `guix build -L <my-custom-guix-package-dir> -m manifest.scm
> (manifest only contains a reference to ghc-stuff.scm)
> 4. I get an error which looks like this:
> View build log at
> '/var/log/guix/drvs/j2/wa3vw49l78m85z74x91sklqxwhx87y-ghc-hwodr-0.1.0.drv.bz2'
> so I fire up
> bunzip --stdout
> '/var/log/guix/drvs/j2/wa3vw49l78m85z74x91sklqxwhx87y-ghc-hwodr-0.1.0.drv.bz2'
> and see that I am missing some Haskell packages.

Note that the build log should be just above the “View build log” line
if you scroll up a little bit.  :-)

Otherwise, like Simon said, I’d recommend getting package definitions by
running ‘guix import hackage -r’, assuming said packages are on Hackage.
That should simplify things.


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