[plt-scheme] running mzscheme in emacs on debian

From: Scott Rogers (scott at scottrogers.org)
Date: Fri Oct 11 15:23:41 EDT 2002

This is what I have in my .emacs file:

;; For mzscheme
(defun run-mzscheme ()
   "Run MZScheme Scheme in an Emacs buffer."
   (require 'cmuscheme)
   (let ((scheme-program-name "/usr/local/bin/mzscheme"))
     (run-scheme scheme-program-name)))

On Thursday, October 10, 2002, at 07:56 AM, Neil W. Van Dyke wrote:

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>> I seem to have run into a little problem with running mzscheme in 
>> emacs =
>> on my debian distro.
>> mzscheme is in my path, and in the shell comes up with only: mzscheme
>> This is in my .emacs:(setq scheme-program-name "mzscheme")
>> But I get a " can't find the program" error when I try to run it.
> Emacs and MzScheme work fine by default on my Debian boxes.  Has
> MzScheme been manually installed on your computer, rather than through
> the Debian "mzscheme" package?  The first thing I'd try...
> Type "which mzscheme" in your shell to verify in which directory it is
> finding the "mzscheme" executable.  Then make sure that Emacs'
> executable search path contains the directory by doing in Emacs:
>     M-x describe-variable RET exec-path RET
> If you do not see the directory with "mzscheme" there, but you can
> invoke "mzscheme" from your interactive shell, then probably that
> directory is not getting added to your shell's executable search path
> in the process environment inherited by Emacs.
> To verify, invoke the "emacs" command from the same interactive shell
> from which you can successfully invoke "mzscheme" command (rather than
> invoking Emacs from, say, a menu or icon in your window manager), then
> try to M-x run-scheme RET within Emacs.
> If that works, then probably whoever configured your account added the
> PLT executable directory to the wrong startup script file, or in the
> wrong place in a file.  The fix is specific to whichever shell you are
> using, and possibly also to the window manager and session manager.
> If that doesn't work, try invoking Emacs with "Emacs -q --no-site-file",
> then manually evaluating the (setq scheme-program-name "mzscheme") form
> in Emacs's "*scratch*" buffer, and then trying  M-x run-scheme RET  .
> If that works, then something in your personal ".emacs" or site-wide 
> Emacs
> configuration is broken.
> --
>                                                         Neil W. Van Dyke
>                                              http://www.neilvandyke.org/

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