[plt-scheme] package management issues

From: Andreas Voegele (voegelas at gmx.net)
Date: Tue Mar 4 10:36:21 EST 2003

MJ Ray writes:

> On 2003-03-04 13:00:28 +0000 Neil W. Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org>
> wrote:
>> I think you might be going to an awful lot of work to try to enforce
>> something that you can't in the general case.
> Nothing that you wrote seems to be inherently incompatible with
> doing package management via the native system.  It just points out
> limits in the current setup-plt, [...]

IMHO it would be useful if setup-plt supported a --destdir option
similar to automake's DESTDIR variable.  This would simplify the
creation of native packages a lot.

How do the Debian people package .plt files?

Currently, I create native packages that put .plt files in a directory
called /usr/lib/plt/add-ons and then run setup-plt in the post-install
script.  The cleanup is done in another script that is run on package
removal.  This solution is ugly but anything else seems to require a
lot of hacking.

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