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Re: obtaining source with Guix (was: The anti-GNU defamatory group of Lu

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: obtaining source with Guix (was: The anti-GNU defamatory group of Ludovic Courtès - Re: assessment of the GNU Assembly project)
Date: Mon, 3 May 2021 10:45:09 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.6 (2021-03-06)

I hope you get the point that when there is binary package on HTTP,
that such requires clear note where is the source regardless of what
user does with package manager.

Downloader need not use the package manager. I hope you understand it.

But even if package manager is used, the binary package itself has to
comply to license.

I will write about this more on WWW once I find all corresponding

IMHO, whole Guix distribution does not satisfy licensing for bunch of
packages which are GPL based at least. Those BSD like licenses don't
have those requirements.


* Jacob Bachmeyer <> [2021-05-03 08:04]:
> Arun Isaac wrote:
> > > In general, I don't find it easy to find source code for package
> > > "hello".
> > 
> > Don't know what you're talking about. It's very easy to get source code
> > for a package. For example,
> > 
> > $ guix build -S hello
> While we are drifting off-topic for this list, perhaps a more user-friendly
> option might be a "guix get-source" command?  As in,
> $ guix get-source hello
> would materialize the source tree for "hello" in the current directory?  Or
> at least retrieve the sources and report where they are now located?
> Another variation on the theme would be a "guix source get" command that
> downloads sources to the local pool and a "guix source unpack" that
> materializes a source tree "here".
> Fundamentally, this is a user experience complaint, although it does involve
> a critical feature.
> -- Jacob


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