[plt-scheme] DrScheme on a Unix server

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Mon May 17 11:57:37 EDT 2004

[ I already responded privately, but since this seems to be of wider
  interest... ]

In the past, we've known sysadmins to ignore installation instructions
and, based on my experience with some of the breed, it seems possible
for them to go so far as to willfully delete portions of scripts that
they believe are unnecessary. Eli's work on the distribution, of
course, makes this much less likely and I'm certainly very glad to see

In the particular case of the solaris installation, if you chop the
header off of the .sh file, you are left with a .tar.gz file, just like
in the days of yore. I can certainly believe there are some who would
just do that chopping, believing that they "know better". Not to accuse
anyone in particular, but I believe it's possible.

As further evidence, the symptoms described sound just like those you'd
get if you didn't run the installation script.


At Mon, 17 May 2004 11:52:03 -0400, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> I just conducted this little experiment and had absolutely no problem
> with 207. (It just doesn't look as elegant as an OS X based gui.)
> -- Matthias
> On May 17, 2004, at 11:42 AM, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> >   For list-related administrative tasks:
> >   http://list.cs.brown.edu/mailman/listinfo/plt-scheme
> >
> > On May 17, Robby Findler wrote:
> >> One thing is to check that the sysadmins followed the installation
> >> instructions. If the ./install script wasn't run, you might see
> >> behavior like you're describing.
> >
> > Actually, if they installed the newest version, then the installer
> > will run the install script (which is actually called finish-install).
> > -- 
> >           ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli 
> > Barzilay:
> >                   http://www.barzilay.org/                 Maze is 
> > Life!

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