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Re: Using local package

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Using local package
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:42:43 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Hi Brett,

> I am wondering about a specific dilemma for developers. I know that I
> can run a specific guix environment container of sorts to hack on
> package code, but I am curious about how I could do about using that
> locally checked out code to build it and run it.

You can generate a tarball (e.g. with “make dist”) and then run

    guix build the-package \

“guix build” returns the store path to the newly built item.  It won’t
result in a new generation of your profile.  You can usually run the
software using the full store path.


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