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bug#29653: [PATCH 2/2] gnu: Add fbcat.

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: bug#29653: [PATCH 2/2] gnu: Add fbcat.
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:45:03 +0100
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 11/12/17 at 17:14:
> Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> skribis:
>> * gnu/packages/linux.scm (fbcat): New public variable.
> [...]
>> +    (inputs
>> +     ;; The ‘fbgrab’ wrapper can use one of several PPM-to-PNG converters.  
>> We
>> +     ;; choose netpbm simply because it's the smallest.  It still adds ~94 
>> MiB
>> +     ;; to an otherwise tiny package, so we put ‘fbgrab’ in its own output.
>> +     `(("pnmtopng" ,netpbm)))
>> +    (outputs (list "out" "fbgrab"))
> That’s quite unusual but why not.

It is. IMO a nicer hack than pseudopackages like ‘fbcat-full’.

If we ever start more aggressively auto-splitting outputs and this would
interfere (‘fbcat:fbgrab:debug’), I'll rewrite it through my tears.

> Otherwise LGTM!


Pushed as c1c825844392d2db2414ec0c07dce0d882b6551d (snapscreenshot)
      and 8d8d227bbbe9bd1981bc63704c7f3fe029001f53 (fbcat).

Kind regards,


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