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Re: Rust development tools
Re: Rust development tools
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:23:36 -0400
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Ivan Petkov writes:
>> On Apr 17, 2019, at 7:26 PM, mikadoZero <address@hidden> wrote:
> The rust integrations within Guix are a bit incomplete at the moment, but
> I’ve been
> making some efforts to get things going. Right now it is possible to build
> crates but with a *ton* of manual intervention in the package definitions.
> I’m working
> on another change that should make it possible to start packaging rust based
> packages/applications into Guix, hoping to share something next week.
Thank you for working on this.
>> If cargo is not packaged are people who are using rust with Guix System
>> using rustc and manually managing their dependencies?
> Cargo is packaged in Guix today, however, it is exposed as an output of the
> package (http://guix.info/manual/en/Packages-with-Multiple-Outputs.html
Thanks for pointing out this useful section of the manual out.
> This confused me a bit the first time I installed rust on Guix as well.
> You’ll need
> to run `guix package -i rust:cargo` to make it available. Perhaps the Guix
> needs updated to also search for matching package outputs…
I was able to install cargo by adding `rust:cargo` to a manifest
> As for extra tools like rls, rustfmt, and clippy: these are usually
> distributed with
> the compiler source tarball. Currently they are not being build/packaged as
> outputs because no one has done the work to expose them as such.
> If you’re interested in using them, I encourage you to try exposing them in
> rust package definitions! If you need any help, feel free to reach out!
I think I would consider attempting clippy. Would exposing it be
similar to cargo? Searching through `rust.scm` cargo is all over the
place. Would exposing clippy be as far reaching and extensive?
I am new to packaging for Guix. I just had my first patch for a package
committed just the other day. I have not yet learned Guile. Would
adding clippy as an output be overly ambitious? Should I learn Guile
>> Are there any special considerations for Guix packages that provide
>> programs like cargo and rustup that are also package managers?
>> How does Guix deal with something like rust nightly releases if at all?
> Guix does not package nightly rust, and I don’t anticipate it ever will.
> the rust compiler built and packaged into rust takes a little bit of effort,
> and it would be impossible to keep up with the nightlies by hand.
> Rustup seems to be the right way to make alternative rust toolchains available
> and maintained outside of the Guix store. The last time I tried to install
> via the conventional installer, it failed to run on my machine outright,
> because all necessary artifacts are in the store and not in the usual Linux
> Once the Guix cargo build system is flushed out a bit more, I anticipate it
> be possible to define and build rustup as a Guix package.
It is good to hear about a potential way to use rust nightly on Guix.