2018-02-14 14:49 GMT+01:00 Ludovic Courtès <l...@gnu.org>:
> 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
> >> > 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.
Ok, fine, I take this proposal back.