<davexunit>did anyone ever end up looking into the issues around packages that have a string in the 'source' field?
<davexunit>in which the string means "the source code lives in this directory"
<davexunit>it would be particularly useful for developing new software. developers could keep a 'package.scm' file in the root of their source tree, and that package could be passed to 'guix build' and produce a working build
<iyzsong>davexunit: yes, that's a feature I miss, btw rekado_ asked whether guix-web released or not.
<rekado_>both j2re-image and j2sdk-image come with bin/, lib/, and man/.
<rekado_>bin/ contains "java", for example, in both directories.
<rekado_>it seems that they are not meant to be installed at the same time.
<rekado_>must an output named "out" exist? For Java "out" doesn't really make sense. I wanted to use "jre", "jdk", and "doc", but it seems I must have an output with the name "out" as well.
<rekado_>I suppose I could drop the "jre" output and use "out" for that instead.
<rekado_>that's the minimal binary output of this package.
<mark_weaver>rekado_: can you help me find the source code in Fedora that creates the system-wide trust store of CA certificates?
<mark_weaver>I'm not getting the answers I need from Debian's 'ca-certificates' package.
<mark_weaver>it seems to me that the list of certificates to trust in Debian is always inherited from the system the package is built on, so it's just getting propagated from each generation to the next :-(
<Sleep_Walker>mark_weaver: I haven't run make before commit, only `guix package -i', sorry again :(
<mark_weaver>I can make guesses about how to interpret the metadata in the NSS certificate list, but it would be good to see what has been done before, and I generally trust the Fedora folks to have done their homework.
<icarious>can anyone tell me if the build system of GUIX is similar to Gentoo's USE Flags? Like if I want to build a package with certain features and skipping the extra bloat?
<bavier`>icarious: Guix does not have anything specifically like Gentoo's USE flags
<bavier`>but package recipes may be extended and/or modified to fit your needs
<mark_weaver>icarious: there are ways to easily maintain your own arbitrary modifications to Guix by keeping a private branch of our git repo and periodically rebasing your changes on our upstream (or merging upstream into your branch).