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02/12: doc: Expound description of the <package> 'arguments' field.


From: guix-commits
Subject: 02/12: doc: Expound description of the <package> 'arguments' field.
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:22:35 -0400 (EDT)

civodul pushed a commit to branch master
in repository guix.

commit 2327bf41d97fa92c078d0eeeec4f2729ade33105
Author: Ludovic Court├Ęs <ludovic.courtes@inria.fr>
AuthorDate: Thu Jun 23 18:02:11 2022 +0200

    doc: Expound description of the <package> 'arguments' field.
    
    * doc/guix.texi (package Reference): Augment description of the
    'arguments' field.
---
 doc/guix.texi | 21 +++++++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
index 9f3f1e39a4..874dab1597 100644
--- a/doc/guix.texi
+++ b/doc/guix.texi
@@ -7379,8 +7379,25 @@ The build system that should be used to build the 
package (@pxref{Build
 Systems}).
 
 @item @code{arguments} (default: @code{'()})
-The arguments that should be passed to the build system.  This is a
-list, typically containing sequential keyword-value pairs.
+The arguments that should be passed to the build system (@pxref{Build
+Systems}).  This is a list, typically containing sequential
+keyword-value pairs, as in this example:
+
+@lisp
+(package
+  (name "example")
+  ;; several fields omitted
+  (arguments
+    (list #:tests? #f                     ;skip tests
+          #:make-flags #~'("VERBOSE=1")   ;pass flags to 'make'
+          #:configure-flags #~'("--enable-frobbing"))))
+@end lisp
+
+The exact set of supported keywords depends on the build system
+(@pxref{Build Systems}), but you will find that almost all of them honor
+@code{#:configure-flags}, @code{#:make-flags}, @code{#:tests?}, and
+@code{#:phases}.  The @code{#:phases} keyword in particular lets you
+modify the set of build phases for your package (@pxref{Build Phases}).
 
 @item @code{inputs} (default: @code{'()})
 @itemx @code{native-inputs} (default: @code{'()})



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