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Re: Why bash-minimal is part of sbcl package

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: Why bash-minimal is part of sbcl package
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2023 15:52:28 -0500
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Hi Felix,

Felix Lechner <> writes:

> Hi Maxim,
> On Tue, Dec 12 2023, Maxim Cournoyer wrote:
>> it means bash-minimal should be explicitly added to the inputs,
>> otherwise when cross-building the package for another architecture the
>> native bash captured wouldn't be executable on the target.
> The core-updates branch has a lot of new 'bash-minimal' additions,
> presumably for cross-building. Maybe this is a good opportunity to ask
> about something I have been working on.
> As part of a broader effort to make development in scripting language
> like GNU Guile easier, I rewrote the executable wrapper so that it uses
> Guile instead of Bash.  My initial hope was that the Guile wrapper could
> use /run/current-system/profile/bin/guile (and thereby avoid an explicit
> Bash prerequisite) but it is only available on Guix System.

Yes, the problem with that would be portability when using anything but
a Guix System machine.

> My Guile wrapper will eventually reach you as part of a proposal to
> migrate Guix from the Automake build system to my very own Bespoke,
> which is likewise written in Guile. Meanwhile, please let me know if
> there is any use for a Guile wrapper (instead of Bash). Thanks!

Sounds fun!  You may be interested in looking at 'wrap-script', which
already leverages Guile for use in wrappers.


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