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Re: Guix can't build my dummy package definition

From: Jérémy Korwin-Zmijowski
Subject: Re: Guix can't build my dummy package definition
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 16:49:19 +0100
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Of course !!!

I did know about it, I just forget it... Damn brain!

Thank you for your quick answers ! So cool.

I appreciate the three options you gave Julien. Helpful!

I can realize now how much my lack of curioisity cost. Haha awesome feedback 
for me.

Thank you again.


Le 1 mars 2020 15:50:28 GMT+01:00, Julien Lepiller <address@hidden> a écrit :
>Le 1 mars 2020 07:58:27 GMT-05:00, "Jérémy Korwin-Zmijowski"
><address@hidden> a écrit :
>>Hey Guixters !
>>I am experimenting one way to learn how to use Guix for packaging. 
>>I've a package dummy definition in /tmp/def.scm:
>>  (guix packages)
>>  (guix build-system emacs)
>>  (guix licenses)
>>  (guix git-download)) 
>>(define-public ac-geiser 
>>  (package 
>>    (name "")
>>    (version "") 
>>    (source
>>      (origin
>>        (uri
>>          (git-reference (url "") 
>>          (commit ""))) 
>>        (method git-fetch) 
>>        (sha256 (base32 ""))))
>>    (build-system emacs-build-system)
>>    (synopsis "")
>>    (description "") 
>>    (license bsd-3)
>>    (home-page "")))
>>Then when I do :
>>./pre-inst-env guix build -f /tmp/def.scm
>>I get :
>>guix build: error: #<unspecified>: not something we can build
>>What is Guix trying to tell yo me ? I have no clue... 
>>Does anybody have one ?
>I knew it was going to happen :)
>That message is indeed not very helpful. Internally, guix evaluates the
>file and uses its return value (the value the last expression evaluates
>to). Here, your last expression is a define-public which does not
>return any value (in other languages, it's called unit or void, in
>guile it's #<unspecified>). The solution is to make sure your last
>expression evaluates to a package object. Three solutions:
>1. Add a new line on which you put the name of the variable you define,
>so it evaluates to its content, the package object.
>2. Do not wrap the package definition in a define-public, but use
>package directly, so that it evaluates to a package expression
>3. Define your file as a module, and use -L to add it to load path.
>Then guix will be able to necognise all your packages in that file by
>their name, instead of only the last one (ex: guix build -L .
>ac-geiser), although your package has no name yet, so it can't be found
>by guix that way currently.

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