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Re: [MirageOS-devel] cuekeeper

On 1 May 2015, at 09:42, Thomas Leonard <talex5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It's a shame every distribution package manager needs to duplicate the
> language-specific packaging. opam already puts each program in its own
> folder (mostly), allows switching and doesn't grant root privileges to
> installed software. Would be good to be able to convert opam packages
> to nix automatically (and also to 0install, which has the same
> properties again).

There is a movement towards making this auto-translation possible.
The depext metadata in OPAM is getting richer, and Edwin Torok posted
an interesting plan on opam-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a month or so ago.

If anyone's interested in an OPAM<->Nix translation, it's a good time
to sketch out a design and make sure there are no gotchas.


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