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Re: calculate hashes for a new packages

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: calculate hashes for a new packages
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:09:35 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Zelphir Kaltstahl <> writes:

> Hello Zimoun!
> Ah, I think I get it now:
> If I for example created a tag for the version of my package and creation of 
> the
> tag caused the VCS host to create a tarball as release, I could go the 
> url-fetch
> way and then I would use `guix hash` on the tarball, which is the release
> tarball, but if there is no release tarball addressable using a URL, I would 
> use
> the git-fetch way, which means GNU Guix would have to verify the downloaded
> repository, so I calculate the hash using the other way.

I personally use guix download https://path/to/tarball.  That outputs
the hash for me.  :)  Please note that I have never added or fixed a
patch for guix.  

> So it all depends on what I specify in my package description, about how GNU
> Guix is to retrieve my package.
> Regards,
> Zelphir

Joshua Branson (joshuaBPMan in #guix)
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