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[bug#31952] [PATCH] gnu: git: Update to 2.18.0.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#31952] [PATCH] gnu: git: Update to 2.18.0.
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:54:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>>>> Removing this phase altogether sounds a bit risky.  Another option would
>>>> have been to replace it with one that moves the “right” Bash to the
>>>> front of PATH and then calls the original ‘patch-shebangs’ phase.
>>> The problem is that 'patch-shebangs' does not use PATH, but instead
>>> iterates over inputs directly.  It's supposed to prefer 'inputs' to
>>> 'native-inputs' (according to a comment), yet in this case it picks the
>>> native "full" bash rather than bash-minimal.
>> OK.
>>> If you read closely, you'll notice that 'bash-for-tests' is not in PATH
>>> at all.  'patch-source-shebangs' and other things that use (which "sh")
>>> works okay due to that.
>> It may be that moving “bash-for-tests” to ‘inputs’ actually solves the
>> problem (and we don’t have to worry about cross-compilation since “make
>> check” does nothing when cross-compiling) and we can keep the
>> ‘patch-shebangs’ phase.
> Moving it to 'inputs' worked, though I'm not sure why!

It’s because of the order in which ‘native-inputs’ and ‘inputs’ are
concatenated somewhere (presumably in ‘bag->derivation’.)


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