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[bug#36410] [PATCH] gnu: Add screenfetch.

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: [bug#36410] [PATCH] gnu: Add screenfetch.
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 15:06:20 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.12.1 (2019-06-15)

I'm sorry, this one fell through the cracks and I forgot about it.

On Tue, Jul 02, 2019 at 12:07:31PM -0400, Jakob L. Kreuze wrote:
> Hi Efraim,
> Efraim Flashner <address@hidden> writes:
> > If 'install-file' works here then the above 6 lines can be 2, something
> > like:
> > (install-file (string-append source "/screenfetch.1")
> >               (string-append %output "/man/man1/"))
> That's certainly much clearer. Would it make sense to do the same for
> 'screenfetch-dev', renaming the file after copying it with
> 'install-file'? Or, should a '#:rename' keyword be added to
> 'install-file', perhaps? I don't know if it would be a useful pattern or
> not, but it's an easy addition and I'd be happy to submit a separate
> patch if there's any interest.

I think since we want to rename it anyway I wouldn't bother with
'install-file' for screenfetch-dev.

> > you can use the patch-shebang function here, should help a bit.
> Thanks, that seems to be just one of many hidden gems in '(guix build
> utils)'. I should really skim through that whole file at some point,
> these procedures would definitely make packaging much easier.
> > Ideally these should wrap the binary rather than being propagated.
> I'm a bit unsure as to what you mean. Should I patch the screenfetch
> script to use absolute paths for the binaries of these inputs? I.e.
> patch 'bc' to '/gnu/store/...-bc-1.07.1/bin/bc'?

I found an example of what I was thinking of in (gnu packages
dictionaries), with translate-shell. The function itself is called

Can you send an updated patch?


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