Hi Gábor, Gábor Boskovits <boskov...@gmail.com> skribis:
> 2018-02-11 22:50 GMT+01:00 Ricardo Wurmus <rek...@elephly.net>: > >> >> Gábor Boskovits <boskov...@gmail.com> writes: >> >> > It seems, that currently we don't have zip in gnu build system, so that >> > ends up in native-inputs, if we need that to unpack the tarball. >> > >> > It would be nice if gnu-build-system would use the appropriate >> compressor, >> > and at the same time only depend on the one needed. How could this be >> > achieved? >> >> Why is this necessary? I don’t see a problem with adding “unzip” to the >> native-inputs when it is needed to unpack a zip archive. >> >> In my opinion this is so easy that I don’t think the slight increase in >> convenience would be worth the change. >> >> > You might be right about that. What I feel is that: > 1. this is a recurring newbie question on the irc channel, I've seen it > already a few times, so support time could be reduced > 2. this change could make adding new archive types easier in the future. FWIW I pretty much agree with Ricardo here. I understand your concerns, yet it seems to me that this is a minor annoyance (zip archives for source code are not that frequent anyway), new archive types for source code don’t show up that often either, and overall I’m wary of “over-engineering” things like this. Ludo’.