Package Details: nim-git 1:1.4.2.r591.44ceefa9f-1

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Package Base: nim-git
Description: Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).
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Licenses: MIT
Groups: nim
Conflicts: nim
Provides: nim
Submitter: atweiden
Maintainer: 0x647262
Last Packager: 0x647262
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.000022
First Submitted: 2016-04-05 20:14
Last Updated: 2021-01-16 21:55

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0x647262 commented on 2018-09-24 19:43

Looking for co-maintainers!

Shoot me an email if you're interested.

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haawda commented on 2021-01-06 22:25

The "examples" subdir vanished in upstreams repo.

IOAOI commented on 2020-10-29 18:52

The nim binary package builds some extra tools and includes nimpretty and nimsuggest, while nim-git doesn't.

nim-git /usr/bin/nim nim-git /usr/bin/nimgrep

nimpretty-git /usr/bin/nimpretty

nimsuggest-git /usr/bin/nimsuggest

nim usr/bin/nim nim usr/bin/nim-gdb nim usr/bin/nim-gdb.bash nim usr/bin/nim-gdb.bat nim usr/bin/nimfind nim usr/bin/nimgrep nim usr/bin/nimpretty nim usr/bin/nimsuggest nim usr/bin/testament

nim binary package PKGBUILD:

haawda commented on 2020-09-30 16:39

Better pkgver function:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 6624742..3702f6b 100644
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ pkgbase='nim-git'
 pkgname=('nim-git' 'nimble-git' 'nimsuggest-git' 'nimpretty-git')
 pkgdesc='Nim is a compiled, garbage-collected systems programming language with a design that focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).'
 arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
@@ -22,14 +22,15 @@ source=(
-  '9d73290e81a2e2a79f7bb8058d47854d90ba9301dda1bee107294e2d82f631bf'
+            'SKIP'
+            'SKIP'
+            'SKIP'
+            '9d73290e81a2e2a79f7bb8058d47854d90ba9301dda1bee107294e2d82f631bf')

 _tag() {
   # Describes the most recent tag
-  git describe --abbrev=0 origin/master
+  head -1 | cut -c3-8

 _revision() {
@@ -46,7 +47,7 @@ pkgver() {
   cd Nim

   # Suggestions for improvement welcome!
-  printf '%s.r%s.%s'         \
+  printf '%sb%s.%s'         \
     "$(_tag | sed 's/v//g')" \
     "$(_revision)"           \

ruestique commented on 2019-05-07 04:00

edit pkgbuild, please -_-

ktamp commented on 2019-05-02 19:06

Please add '--abbrev=0' to _tag() in order to fix pkgver() issue.

luntik2012 commented on 2019-05-01 10:15

official nim from testing is broken too...

Cloning into 'nimble'...
==> Starting prepare()...
patching file ./csources/
Hunk #1 succeeded at 40 with fuzz 3.
==> Starting pkgver()...
==> ERROR: pkgver is not allowed to contain colons, forward slashes, hyphens or whitespace.
==> ERROR: pkgver() generated an invalid version: 0.19.4-2-g7f3b686b8.r1787.c94ab4692
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build nim-git.
==> Restart building nimble-git ? [y/N]

0x647262 commented on 2019-01-06 19:29


Please read the following documentation:


Nevermind... There are some discrepancies between master and devel that are preventing pkgver from picking up the tags correctly. I'll update pkgver() to accommodate for this.

Apologies for my initial hostility, I got a bit defensive since *-git packages often get wrongly flagged as out-of-date.

0x647262 commented on 2018-09-24 19:43

Looking for co-maintainers!

Shoot me an email if you're interested.

0x647262 commented on 2018-09-24 19:41

@haawda This will be fixed in pkgrel=2, as it relates to @ferion's comment.

Should have it pushed in the next 15 minutes or so!

Edit: Fixed! The next error:

install.nim(2, 20) Error: undeclared identifier: 'SystemError'
make: *** [Makefile:117: lib/tools] Error 1
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
utils.nim(222, 26) Error: undeclared identifier: 'SystemError'
make: *** [Makefile:123: src/pakku] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Is related to:

The exception hierarchy was slightly reworked, SystemError was renamed to CatchableError and is the new base class for any exception that is guaranteed to be catchable. This change should have minimal impact on most existing Nim code.

haawda commented on 2018-09-22 09:14

Compiling pakku-git with nim-git fails with

==> Making package: pakku-git 0.13r6.gb7666cb-1 (Sat Sep 22 11:13:01 2018)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Updating pakku git repo...
Fetching origin
==> Validating source files with sha256sums...
    pakku ... Skipped
==> Extracting sources...
  -> Creating working copy of pakku git repo...
Switched to a new branch 'makepkg'
==> Starting pkgver()...
==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...
==> Starting build()...
NIM: lib/tools
tools.nim(1, 8) Error: cannot open file: os
make: *** [Makefile:117: lib/tools] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

The same works fine with the stable nim.