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* bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists?
@ 2022-11-14 23:53 bbb ee
  2022-11-15  6:26 ` Julien Lepiller
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  0 siblings, 3 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: bbb ee @ 2022-11-14 23:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 59278

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in version c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11 of guix, gcc-toolchain
depends gcc:
```
$ DEFAULT_CHANNELS=/tmp/default_channels.scm
$ echo "%default-channels" > $DEFAULT_CHANNELS
# I force guix to use only %default-channels here
$ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11  -C
$DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- search gcc-toolchain
guile: warning: failed to install locale
name: gcc-toolchain
version: 9.3.0
outputs: out debug static
systems: x86_64-linux i686-linux
dependencies: binutils@2.32 gcc@9.3.0 glibc@2.29 ld-wrapper@0
```


However, I can't find gcc package in this version of guix
```
$ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11  -C
$DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- search gcc
# no found gcc

# guix install failure message confirm that gcc doesn't exist in commit
c81457
$ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11 -C
$DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- install gcc -p ~/opt/python-dev_3_7
guile: warning: failed to install locale
guix install: error: gcc: unknown package
```

in commit c81457, how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't
exists?

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* bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists?
  2022-11-14 23:53 bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists? bbb ee
@ 2022-11-15  6:26 ` Julien Lepiller
  2022-11-15 10:29   ` bbb ee
  2022-11-15  8:42 ` zimoun
  2022-11-15 10:30 ` bug#59278: bbb ee
  2 siblings, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: Julien Lepiller @ 2022-11-15  6:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: bbb ee, 59278

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Hi,

This is not a bug. The gcc package exists, but is hidden from CLI on purpose because you shouldn't install it and use it directly. You should use gcc-toolchain instead.

Le 15 novembre 2022 00:53:32 GMT+01:00, bbb ee <blasforr@gmail.com> a écrit :
>in version c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11 of guix, gcc-toolchain
>depends gcc:
>```
>$ DEFAULT_CHANNELS=/tmp/default_channels.scm
>$ echo "%default-channels" > $DEFAULT_CHANNELS
># I force guix to use only %default-channels here
>$ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11  -C
>$DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- search gcc-toolchain
>guile: warning: failed to install locale
>name: gcc-toolchain
>version: 9.3.0
>outputs: out debug static
>systems: x86_64-linux i686-linux
>dependencies: binutils@2.32 gcc@9.3.0 glibc@2.29 ld-wrapper@0
>```
>
>
>However, I can't find gcc package in this version of guix
>```
>$ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11  -C
>$DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- search gcc
># no found gcc
>
># guix install failure message confirm that gcc doesn't exist in commit
>c81457
>$ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11 -C
>$DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- install gcc -p ~/opt/python-dev_3_7
>guile: warning: failed to install locale
>guix install: error: gcc: unknown package
>```
>
>in commit c81457, how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't
>exists?

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* bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists?
  2022-11-14 23:53 bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists? bbb ee
  2022-11-15  6:26 ` Julien Lepiller
@ 2022-11-15  8:42 ` zimoun
  2022-11-15 21:42   ` bbb ee
  2022-11-15 22:04   ` bbb ee
  2022-11-15 10:30 ` bug#59278: bbb ee
  2 siblings, 2 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: zimoun @ 2022-11-15  8:42 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: bbb ee, 59278

Hi,

On Tue, 15 Nov 2022 at 00:53, bbb ee <blasforr@gmail.com> wrote:

> in commit c81457, how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't
> exists?

The package exists, it is ’hidden’ – it means not accessible at the CLI
level.  The ’inherit’ copies, so gcc-11 is also hidden, for instance.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(define-public gcc-4.7
[...]
    (hidden-package
     (package
       (name "gcc")
       (version "4.7.4")

(define-public gcc-4.8
  (package (inherit gcc-4.7)
    (version "4.8.5")

[...]

(define-public gcc-11
  (package
   (inherit gcc-8)
   (version "11.3.0")
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

The package ’gcc’ by itself is not barely useful because you also need
linker etc. Well, you usually need a complete toolchain, named
gcc-toolchain. ;-)

See manual: <https://guix.gnu.org/manual/devel/en/guix.html#The-GCC-toolchain>


So this is not a bug and I miss how what could be improved.  Closing?

Cheers,
simon




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* bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists?
  2022-11-15  6:26 ` Julien Lepiller
@ 2022-11-15 10:29   ` bbb ee
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: bbb ee @ 2022-11-15 10:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Julien Lepiller; +Cc: 59278

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Thanks, I close the issue

Le mar. 15 nov. 2022 à 07:27, Julien Lepiller <julien@lepiller.eu> a écrit :

> Hi,
>
> This is not a bug. The gcc package exists, but is hidden from CLI on
> purpose because you shouldn't install it and use it directly. You should
> use gcc-toolchain instead.
>
> Le 15 novembre 2022 00:53:32 GMT+01:00, bbb ee <blasforr@gmail.com> a
> écrit :
>>
>> in version c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11 of guix,
>> gcc-toolchain depends gcc:
>> ```
>> $ DEFAULT_CHANNELS=/tmp/default_channels.scm
>> $ echo "%default-channels" > $DEFAULT_CHANNELS
>> # I force guix to use only %default-channels here
>> $ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11  -C
>> $DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- search gcc-toolchain
>> guile: warning: failed to install locale
>> name: gcc-toolchain
>> version: 9.3.0
>> outputs: out debug static
>> systems: x86_64-linux i686-linux
>> dependencies: binutils@2.32 gcc@9.3.0 glibc@2.29 ld-wrapper@0
>> ```
>>
>>
>> However, I can't find gcc package in this version of guix
>> ```
>> $ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11  -C
>> $DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- search gcc
>> # no found gcc
>>
>> # guix install failure message confirm that gcc doesn't exist in commit
>> c81457
>> $ guix time-machine --commit=c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11 -C
>> $DEFAULT_CHANNELS -- install gcc -p ~/opt/python-dev_3_7
>> guile: warning: failed to install locale
>> guix install: error: gcc: unknown package
>> ```
>>
>> in commit c81457, how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't
>> exists?
>>
>

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* bug#59278:
  2022-11-14 23:53 bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists? bbb ee
  2022-11-15  6:26 ` Julien Lepiller
  2022-11-15  8:42 ` zimoun
@ 2022-11-15 10:30 ` bbb ee
  2 siblings, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: bbb ee @ 2022-11-15 10:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 59278

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close #59278

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* bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists?
  2022-11-15  8:42 ` zimoun
@ 2022-11-15 21:42   ` bbb ee
  2022-11-16  8:53     ` zimoun
  2022-11-15 22:04   ` bbb ee
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 8+ messages in thread
From: bbb ee @ 2022-11-15 21:42 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zimoun; +Cc: 59278

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It is just a little confusing for newcomers to guix. If we really want to
improve something, I think that could be to give a more rigorous
specification of the guix command:

in `guix search --help`, the documentation could be "Search for no hidden
packages matching REGEXPS."

in
https://guix.gnu.org/manual/en/html_node/Invoking-guix-package.html#Invoking-guix-package,
in the specification of the option -s :
"-s regexp

List the available packages whose name, synopsis, or description matches
regexp
"
What exactly means  "available" ?  For example, available means no hidden
guix package.

And in

Le mar. 15 nov. 2022 à 15:54, zimoun <zimon.toutoune@gmail.com> a écrit :

> Hi,
>
> On Tue, 15 Nov 2022 at 00:53, bbb ee <blasforr@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > in commit c81457, how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't
> > exists?
>
> The package exists, it is ’hidden’ – it means not accessible at the CLI
> level.  The ’inherit’ copies, so gcc-11 is also hidden, for instance.
>
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (define-public gcc-4.7
> [...]
>     (hidden-package
>      (package
>        (name "gcc")
>        (version "4.7.4")
>
> (define-public gcc-4.8
>   (package (inherit gcc-4.7)
>     (version "4.8.5")
>
> [...]
>
> (define-public gcc-11
>   (package
>    (inherit gcc-8)
>    (version "11.3.0")
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> The package ’gcc’ by itself is not barely useful because you also need
> linker etc. Well, you usually need a complete toolchain, named
> gcc-toolchain. ;-)
>
> See manual: <
> https://guix.gnu.org/manual/devel/en/guix.html#The-GCC-toolchain>
>
>
> So this is not a bug and I miss how what could be improved.  Closing?
>
> Cheers,
> simon
>

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* bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists?
  2022-11-15  8:42 ` zimoun
  2022-11-15 21:42   ` bbb ee
@ 2022-11-15 22:04   ` bbb ee
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: bbb ee @ 2022-11-15 22:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zimoun; +Cc: 59278

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In the documentation, when it says "guix search" search matching package,
if users don't find a package defined in .scm (hidden or no), users can
consider it is a bug, because that doesn't match the behavior described in
the specification (here, the manual and "guix search --help").

Le mar. 15 nov. 2022 à 15:54, zimoun <zimon.toutoune@gmail.com> a écrit :

> Hi,
>
> On Tue, 15 Nov 2022 at 00:53, bbb ee <blasforr@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > in commit c81457, how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't
> > exists?
>
> The package exists, it is ’hidden’ – it means not accessible at the CLI
> level.  The ’inherit’ copies, so gcc-11 is also hidden, for instance.
>
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (define-public gcc-4.7
> [...]
>     (hidden-package
>      (package
>        (name "gcc")
>        (version "4.7.4")
>
> (define-public gcc-4.8
>   (package (inherit gcc-4.7)
>     (version "4.8.5")
>
> [...]
>
> (define-public gcc-11
>   (package
>    (inherit gcc-8)
>    (version "11.3.0")
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> The package ’gcc’ by itself is not barely useful because you also need
> linker etc. Well, you usually need a complete toolchain, named
> gcc-toolchain. ;-)
>
> See manual: <
> https://guix.gnu.org/manual/devel/en/guix.html#The-GCC-toolchain>
>
>
> So this is not a bug and I miss how what could be improved.  Closing?
>
> Cheers,
> simon
>

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* bug#59278: how gcc-toolchain can depends a package who doesn't exists?
  2022-11-15 21:42   ` bbb ee
@ 2022-11-16  8:53     ` zimoun
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 8+ messages in thread
From: zimoun @ 2022-11-16  8:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: bbb ee; +Cc: 59278

Hi,

On Tue, 15 Nov 2022 at 22:42, bbb ee <blasforr@gmail.com> wrote:

> It is just a little confusing for newcomers to guix. If we really want to
> improve something, I think that could be to give a more rigorous
> specification of the guix command:

I agree that the manual does not speak about the concept of
’hidden-package’, if I read correctly.  A note would be welcome, IMHO.

However, the commit you are referring is from 2020:

        c81457a5883ea43950eb2ecdcbb58a5b144bcd11
        Author:     Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
        AuthorDate: Fri May 8 16:34:58 2020 +0200
        Commit:     Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org>
        CommitDate: Fri May 8 16:34:58 2020 +0200

        gnu: gcc-toolchain: Add 10.1.0.

        * gnu/packages/commencement.scm (gcc-toolchain-10): New variable.

        1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
        gnu/packages/commencement.scm | 3 +++

and many things have been improved since. ;-)


For instance, using 00ff6f7 (from ~Oct 2022), it reads,

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix search gcc | recsel -p name,version | head -30
name: gcc
version: 12.2.0

name: gcc
version: 11.3.0

name: gcc
version: 10.3.0

name: gcc
version: 9.5.0

name: gcc
version: 8.5.0

name: gcc
version: 7.5.0

name: gcc
version: 2.95.3

name: gcc-toolchain
version: 12.2.0

name: gcc-toolchain
version: 11.3.0

name: gcc-toolchain
version: 10.3.0
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Wait, contrary to what I said, the packages are not hidden when they
should be!  For example, gcc@4m @5 and @6 are not displayed but @7 is.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix show gcc@6
guix show: error: gcc@6: package not found

$ guix show gcc@7
name: gcc
version: 7.5.0
outputs:
+ lib: shared libraries
+ debug: debug information
+ out: everything else
systems: x86_64-linux i686-linux
dependencies: gmp@6.2.1 isl@0.23 libelf@0.8.13 libstdc++-headers@10.3.0 mpc@1.2.1 mpfr@4.1.0 perl@5.34.0 texinfo@6.7 zlib@1.2.11
location: gnu/packages/gcc.scm:601:2
homepage: https://gcc.gnu.org/
license: GPL 3+
synopsis: GNU Compiler Collection  
description: GCC is the GNU Compiler Collection.  It provides compiler front-ends for several languages, including C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Ada, and
+ Go.  It also includes runtime support libraries for these languages.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

It is because the ’properties’ field of gcc@7 is rewritten,

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(define-public gcc-7
  (package
    (inherit gcc-6)
    (version "7.5.0")
[...]
    (properties
     `((compiler-cpu-architectures
        ("aarch64" ,@%gcc-7.5-aarch64-micro-architectures)
        ("armhf" ,@%gcc-7.5-armhf-micro-architectures)
        ("x86_64" ,@%gcc-7.5-x86_64-micro-architectures))))))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

and thus, it looses ’hidden’, as shown here:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix repl
GNU Guile 3.0.8
Copyright (C) 1995-2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Guile comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `,show w'.
This program is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `,show c' for details.

Enter `,help' for help.
scheme@(guix-user)> ,use(gnu packages gcc)
scheme@(guix-user)> (package-properties gcc-6)
$1 = ((hidden? . #t) (gcc-libc . #f))
scheme@(guix-user)> (package-properties gcc-7)
$2 = ((compiler-cpu-architectures ("aarch64" "armv8-a" "armv8.1-a" "armv8.2-a" "armv8.3-a") ("armhf" "armv7" "armv7-a" "armv7-m" "armv7-r" "armv7e-m" "armv7ve" "armv8-a" "armv8-a+crc" "armv8.1-a" "armv8.1-a+crc" "armv8-m.base" "armv8-m.main" "armv8-m.main+dsp" "iwmmxt" "iwmmxt2") ("x86_64" "core2" "nehalem" "westmere" "sandybridge" "ivybridge" "haswell" "broadwell" "skylake" "bonnell" "silvermont" "knl" "skylake-avx512" "k8" "k8-sse3" "barcelona" "bdver1" "bdver2" "bdver3" "bdver4" "znver1" "btver1" "btver2" "geode")))
scheme@(guix-user)>
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---


Thanks, there is indeed a bug. ;-)


Back to the initial report, what could be improved is the display of the
field ’dependencies’; distinguishing regular packages to hidden ones.
And maybe instead of a plain error “package not found”, the command
“guix show” could error which “non installable package” or something
like that.


Cheers,
simon




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