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Re: not tarred source file

From: Ben Woodcroft
Subject: Re: not tarred source file
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 08:45:32 +1000
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Hi there,

On 16/05/16 06:57, Ludovic Courtès wrote:

Catonano <address@hidden> skribis:

after having successfully packaged (locally) the Zenburn theme and
Smartparens, I am preparing the package for clojure-mode

But for the first time it happens that the downloaded source code is not
tarred so tar fails and so does the unpack phase.

How do I instruct the origin object not to attempt untarring my source ?
It’s OK if the ‘origin’ denotes a file that is not a tarball.

However, the build procedure will have to pay attention for that.  For
instance, the default sequence of phases of ‘gnu-build-system’ includes
an ‘unpack’ phase, which is inappropriate here:

There are a couple of examples, e.g., paredit in emacs.scm.  Most of
them use ‘trivial-build-system’, which requires explicitly writing the
build/install operations.
If it is a single file then I believe it is as simple as deleting the unpack phase e.g. fasttree in bioinformatics.scm, I had thought it was still good practice not to use the trivial build system where possible as it omits some useful defaults.


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