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Drop spidermonkey from aliases #100026

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@ardumont ardumont commented Oct 8, 2020

It's already aliased in all-packages.

This creates issues at least for the mediatomb build.

Related to #93450#issuecomment-705408544

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nixpkgs-review pr 100026
$ git -c fetch.prune=false fetch --force master:refs/nixpkgs-review/0 pull/100026/head:refs/nixpkgs-review/1
 + 2c4cf27d61b...b1062d4dcda refs/pull/100026/head -> refs/nixpkgs-review/1  (forced update)
$ git worktree add /home/tony/.cache/nixpkgs-review/pr-100026/nixpkgs b50ef4e3f226dde6c34817e3f92ca0aa3e18a72e
Preparing worktree (detached HEAD b50ef4e3f22)
Updating files: 100% (22856/22856), done.
HEAD is now at b50ef4e3f22 ocamlPackages.fmt: 0.8.8 -> 0.8.9
$ nix-env -f /home/tony/.cache/nixpkgs-review/pr-100026/nixpkgs -qaP --xml --out-path --show-trace
$ git merge --no-commit b1062d4dcdafdcdb36ad5939f2c3a438eb02e902
Auto-merging pkgs/top-level/all-packages.nix
Automatic merge went well; stopped before committing as requested
$ nix-env -f /home/tony/.cache/nixpkgs-review/pr-100026/nixpkgs -qaP --xml --out-path --show-trace --meta
2 packages added:
mediatomb (init at 0.12.1) spidermonkey (init at 68.10.0)

1 package removed:
spidermonkey (†68.10.0)

$ nix build --no-link --keep-going --option build-use-sandbox relaxed -f /home/tony/.cache/nixpkgs-review/pr-100026/build.nix
building '/nix/store/h5ccfai75h93jjw47wm02spnlba9kqlp-env.drv'...
[1 built, 0.0 MiB DL]
2 packages built:
mediatomb spidermonkey

[0.0 MiB DL]
error: build log of '/nix/store/2k0v219m2ilrq7y1g559mpvffxn15ypl-spidermonkey-68.10.0.drv' is not available
$ nix-shell /home/tony/.cache/nixpkgs-review/pr-100026/shell.nix
It's already aliased in all-packages.

This creates issues at least for the mediatomb build.

Related to NixOS#93450#issuecomment-705408544
@timokau timokau merged commit b836d19 into NixOS:master Oct 8, 2020
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@ardumont ardumont deleted the drop-spidermonkey-alias branch Oct 8, 2020
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@mkg20001 mkg20001 commented Oct 8, 2020

The idea was to have it as a "people that need a nix-shell with spidermonkey" thing for example, yet not have it get used for packages that get built, since spidermonkey isn't ABI upwards-compatible thus breaking stuff on every update

Putting it in aliases.nix means packages can't use it, which makes it obvious it's not meant to

Having it in all-packages was a bug from a rebase

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@timokau timokau commented Oct 8, 2020

That makes sense. I'm not entirely sure its the best way to do it, since it makes it very difficult to deprecate old versions. You know much more about that than I though. I merged this without waiting for input since it fixed a bug for now. Feel free to move it back to aliases.nix of course (although a comment that explains the reasoning would be good I think).

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