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Re: What's the state of (guix build download-nar)?

From: Christopher Baines
Subject: Re: What's the state of (guix build download-nar)?
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2023 20:42:42 +0000
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Christopher Baines <> writes:

> Ludovic Courtès <> writes:
>> Hi Chris!
>> Christopher Baines <> skribis:
>>> I guess this raises two things in my mind. I'm not sure this'll work
>>> well given the not so recent changes to This module
>>> looks to rely on gzipped or uncompressed nars. I'm not sure uncompressed
>>> nars are available, and gzipped ones are no longer available.
>>> The second question is around the relation to, is
>>> it worth trying to support fetching nars from
>>> here, and what would be the best way of doing that? It wouldn't be too
>>> hard to add support for decomressed nars I think if that's a good
>>> approach?
>> Uh, that module needs love indeed.
>> Currently it’s used by some of the (guix VCS-download) modules.  I think
>> we should just update to (1) use lzip instead of gzip, and (2) have it
>> check +
>> Would you like to give it a try?
> That approach sounds good to me, I'll have a look at drafting a patch.

I've sent a patch for this now:

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