[racket-dev] scribble -- an ncurses game

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Dec 13 22:11:00 EST 2011

You can use `raco scribble' instead of `scribble'. Maybe `raco
scribble' should be the preferred form?

At Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:31:56 -0500, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
> Jon Rafkind wrote at 12/13/2011 06:27 PM:
> > A user of mine alerted me to the fact that 'scribble' is a crossword puzzle 
> similar to scrabble. He had it installed in ubuntu so when he typed make in my 
> source tree he ended up playing a game instead of generating documentation.
> >    
> Given how massive Debian (and, therefore, Ubuntu) is, it's not too 
> surprising that something is already called "Scribble", but it's a pain.
> I don't know what PLT wants to do about this, but a Debian maintainer 
> will probably eventually make the call if PLT doesn't first.
> Here's a Debian package name search, showing multiple Scribbles:
> http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=scribble
> Here's where it looks like that "scribble" executable is coming from, as 
> "/usr/games/scribble", from an optional games package of the current 
> Debian stable release (unless Ubuntu put it elsewhere):
> http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/all/scribble/filelist
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/all/scribble/filelist
> Based on past experience, I think that, if a Debian package maintainer 
> is trying to package Racket, and they see that there is already a 
> "scribble" executable, they will rename Racket's "scribble" executable 
> to something else, like "racket-scribble".
> Two workarounds for this particular user:
> 1. Edit the appropriate shell initialization file, such as "~/.bashrc", 
> to put the directory containing Racket's "scribble" ahead of 
> "/usr/games" in the "PATH" environment variable.  ("/usr/games" should 
> be at the end anyway, if it appears at all, just for good practice.)
> 2. For Makefiles and build scripts, put the full file path to the 
> desired "scribble" executable.  (You would want to do this anyway, if 
> your app has an official Racket version is currently is tested with, and 
> you put your Racket version numbers in your Racket install tree 
> directory names.)
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