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Re: postgresql client packaging recipe

From: Mortimer Cladwell
Subject: Re: postgresql client packaging recipe
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2021 06:35:08 -0500

Thanks Tobias

You have updated my thinking about postgresql.

On Debian, apt-get install postgresql installs the postgres database/user
and starts the service.  If you are distributing a client app (I am) and
you only want to provide the user with the psql executable (I do), then you
have the client install postgresql-client.

With guix, it looks like guix package -i postgresql does not by default
create a database/user and start the service, but does provide the psql
executable. Maybe I can provide the postgresql package without having to
worry about polluting the users desktop with db/user/service. That would
make postgresql-client redundant.

That is my current thinking. Correct me if I am wrong.

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 6:42 PM Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <> wrote:

> Tobias Geerinckx-Rice 写道:
> >> Is there a protocol for submitting packaging recipes?
> >
> > There's no difference! :-)
> I might've been missing the spirit of the question here.  Patches
> are the norm because they are easiest to review and commit.
> Stand-alone packages/recipes mean busywork for committers, who
> will be less likely to commit your package, or like you.
> But in practice, submitting your first package as stand-alone file
> to guix-patches@ or help-guix@ with a descriptive title is
> certainly not taboo.  Someone will surely help you get both your
> package and your git set-up up to snuff.
> Kind regards,
> T G-R

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