<mark_weaver>and as civodul hinted at, the version should also be properly ordered with respect to numbered releases, which I think means that you need to include the most recent release version number in the version string, and maybe add the SVN revision as some kind of suffix.
<civodul>but otherwise you can always use guix package -e '(@ ...)'
<mark_weaver>we should probably come up with a convention for these kinds of version numbers. I'll need it for bitlbee also.
<sriharsha>hmm. I guess for the package, I shall change the package name as gnunet-svn and then use the revision numbers as the sole version number
<sriharsha>it says "Path /gnu/store/zwa0w65r825xl2xffn2blyc61fl9pgxq-alsa-lib-126.96.36.199 is no longer available."
<mark_weaver>civodul: so for bitlbee, for example, the most recent release is 3.2.1, and suppose I want SVN revision 1007, which is more recent than that. what should the version string be?
<civodul>sriharsha: right, you need to set NIX_STORE_DIR=/gnu/store
<civodul>that is, in the environment of the hydra-* processes
<sriharsha>yes, I did set NIX_STORE_DIR before starting hydra-server. Hydra recognized /gnu/store but it says that path is not available. Co-incidentally, I found that path is also listed in 'nix-store --gc --list-dead'
<mark_weaver>civodul: okay. the thing is, you asked me to document what the timeout was before the patch, and I don't yet know the answer to that question. I'd have to dig into the test library code to find where the default timeout is.