So a very long time ago I was wondering: What if we could take for example Gentoo's portage (and overlays) and process ebuilds with an importer? There is software on there which does not fall into our Guidelines by licenses, but there are many more receipes on there we can make use of.
Ultimately we'll have the QA to check if it's compatible etc. ebuild format changes every 2 years (in theory, sometimes stable formats changed even between these 2 years) as another format gets added. So we would "just" need an ebuild-reader which would process this from .ebuild (there's also .eclass we need to consider) to guix package. We could do the same with PKGBUILD from the Archlinux based systems and maybe other formats of other systems. Or is this an idea which could never be in master because of this systems providing receipes for software which is not fully compatible with the Guidelines? Just a "what if" question… -- ng0 GnuPG: A88C8ADD129828D7EAC02E52E22F9BBFEE348588 GnuPG: https://n0is.noblogs.org/my-keys https://www.infotropique.org https://krosos.org
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