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use guix shell with a file (e.g. tissue.scm)

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: use guix shell with a file (e.g. tissue.scm)
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 15:38:17 +0100


I just want to share with you a temporary solution for users who wish to
try out tissue or other packages before they are included in Guix

...and yes, unlike me advanced Guix users may find this obvious :-)

Put this file

(use-modules (gnu packages autotools)
             (gnu packages gettext)
             (gnu packages guile)
             (gnu packages guile-xyz)
             ((gnu packages skribilo) #:prefix guix:)
             (guix build-system gnu)
             (guix gexp)
             (guix packages)
             (guix git-download)
             ((guix licenses) #:prefix license:))

(define skribilo-latest
  (let ((commit "621eb1945aec8f26f5aee4bdf896f2434e145182")
        (revision "1"))
      (inherit guix:skribilo)
      (name "skribilo")
      (version (git-version "0.9.5" revision commit))
      (source (origin
                (method git-fetch)
                (uri (git-reference
                      (url "";)
                      (commit commit)))
                (file-name (git-file-name name version))
       `(("autoconf" ,autoconf)
         ("automake" ,automake)
         ("gettext" ,gnu-gettext)
         ,@(package-native-inputs guix:skribilo))))))

(define tissue
  (let ((commit "6d6285d071132960835f848a1703faaea2356937")
        (revision "3"))
      (name "tissue")
      (version (git-version "0.1.0" revision commit))
      (source (origin
                (method git-fetch)
                (uri (git-reference
                      (url "";)
                      (commit commit)))
                (file-name (git-file-name name version))
      (build-system gnu-build-system)
       (list #:make-flags #~(list (string-append "prefix=" #$output))
             #:modules `(((guix build guile-build-system)
                          #:select (target-guile-effective-version))
             (with-imported-modules '((guix build guile-build-system))
               #~(modify-phases %standard-phases
                   (replace 'patch-source-shebangs
                     (lambda* (#:key inputs #:allow-other-keys)
                       (substitute* "bin/tissue"
                         (("^exec guile")
                          (string-append "exec " (search-input-file inputs 
                   (delete 'configure)
                   (add-after 'install 'wrap
                     (lambda* (#:key inputs outputs #:allow-other-keys)
                       (let ((out (assoc-ref outputs "out"))
                         (wrap-program (string-append out "/bin/tissue")
                           `("GUILE_LOAD_PATH" prefix
                             (,(string-append out "/share/guile/site/" 
                              ,(getenv "GUILE_LOAD_PATH")))
                           `("GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH" prefix
                             (,(string-append out "/lib/guile/" 
effective-version "/site-ccache")
                              ,(getenv "GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH")))))))))))
      (inputs (list guile-3.0 guile-filesystem guile-git guile-xapian))
       (list skribilo-latest))
      (home-page "";)
      (synopsis "Text based issue tracker")
      (description "tissue is a text based issue tracker.")
      (license license:gpl3+))))

in your preferred directory (~/guix/unpackaged/ in the example below)
and then:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---

guix shell -f ~/guix/unpackaged/tissue.scm -- tissue help

--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

The first time the package(s) gets compiled, so it'll take as time as
needed, from the second time onwards the guix shell cache will do its
job and the command will run immediatly.

With this trick you can use Guix to install tissue [1] and use it for
your project - or tissue issues [2] - before tissue is packaged in Guix.

«One Guix to rule them all» :-D

Happy hacking!

[1] even on foreign distros obviuosly

[2] web view:

Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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