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Re: sha256: base32 VS nix-base32

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: sha256: base32 VS nix-base32
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 12:26:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


HiPhish <address@hidden> skribis:

> When using `guix download` and `guix hash` there are (among other) the 
> formats 
> `nix-base32` and `base32`. It appears that when writing a package definition 
> I 
> have to use the former with the `(base32 "...")` expression. This really 
> confused be because I thought that "base32" means "base32" on both sides. 
> What 
> is the deal with this?

Package definitions expect a nix-base32-formatted string, even though
the macro is called ‘base32’ and not ‘nix-base32’.  Internally Guix uses
‘nix-base32’ exclusively so you shouldn’t have to worry about it.


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