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Re: [PATCH] distro: automake: Update to 1.12.6

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] distro: automake: Update to 1.12.6
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:01:51 +0100
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Nikita Karetnikov <address@hidden> skribis:

> I'm probably missing something, but it seems to me that it's better to
> keep the old recipe instead of replacing it. So it will be possible to
> install different versions (just like with 'nix-env').

It makes sense in some cases, and not in others.

In general, it makes sense to keep several versions for important
components where major versions break compatibility (GCC, Guile, etc.)

For Automake, I don’t think it makes sense, though.  Or did you have
anything special in mind?

> Does Guix support multiple versions?

Well yes, since it’s one directory per package, you can even have
several variants of Automake around, using several variants of Perl.
And you can have your own set of recipes in addition to those that come
with Guix.


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