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[WIP] nixpkgs support warnings #77434

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@LnL7 LnL7 commented Jan 10, 2020

Alternative for #23590 based on time instead.

This only partially solves the problems mentioned in #23590 (comment), but perhaps it's good enough to create at least some visibility. While something fully dynamic would be more correct, it also requires networking which is undesirable in certain conditions.

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
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  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nixpkgs-review --run "nixpkgs-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
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  • Fits CONTRIBUTING.md.
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@Infinisil Infinisil commented Jan 10, 2020

Perhaps there should be a way to silence this warning with an option.

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@LnL7 LnL7 commented Jan 10, 2020

Yeah definitively, but I want to hear what everybody thinks about the idea before finishing it.

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@balsoft balsoft commented Jan 24, 2020

Why keep a statefile in the repository when we can do something smarter like read the already existing lib.version and infer the deprecation time from that?

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@stefano-m stefano-m commented Jan 25, 2020

Yes please, let's do this. 🙏

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@stefano-m stefano-m commented Jul 25, 2020

I think this is still relevant and it would be great if a core contributor could review and possibly merge it.

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