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[bug#47754] [PATCH] gnu: transformations: fix with-latest option for git

From: zimoun
Subject: [bug#47754] [PATCH] gnu: transformations: fix with-latest option for git source package.
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2021 19:17:05 +0100


On Thu, 04 Nov 2021 at 19:17, Z572 <> wrote:

>>> If a package is a git source package, after use "with-latest"
>>> option, it's url
>>> will become to it's source. and build will fail.
>>> This patch just fix this.
>> I see.  However, I am not convinced your example is correct, because
>> for instance,
>> $ file $(guix build r-soupx -S)
>> /gnu/store/1z0j6i4a9xwwd8d3955m7vq3f1x4p3aq-r-soupx-0.3.1-1.a3354be-checkout:
>> directory
>> What you are seeing is: Git upstream source is modified by Guix (for
>> instance, patches are applied or files are removed; in the field
>> 'origin') and "guix build -S" returns what Guix actually builds, not
>> what upstream provides.  Therefore, in this case, the modified source
>> is returned as compressed archive.  However, when using the
>> transformation 'with-latest', in this case, "guix build -S
>> --with-latest" returns what upstream provides, thus a directory (or
>> something else as a file).
> I looked source again, just because of "upstream-source-compiler" don't 
> support
> git source package, all will become to use url-fetch.


> I'm have no idea how to change it, so i just check if package is
> git-source, use "git-checkout" instead of "upstream-source".

>> Maybe I miss something, but from me, the inconsistency comes from the
>> behavior of "guix build -S", not about the behaviour of 'with-latest'
>> transformation.  And I also miss why the build would fail.

I am sorry if I misread you.  What are you trying to solve?


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