[plt-scheme] Running File -> Install .plt File command against "PLaneT Package Repository"

From: Noel Welsh (noelwelsh at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jul 26 09:17:12 EDT 2007

On 7/25/07, Luis Rosso <lmrosso at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to install some packages available in the "PLaneT Package
> Repository".
> setup-plt: Setup version is 301

This suggests you're using a very old version of PLT Scheme.  I
suggest you download the latest version (370).  Then, to install code
from planet you have two options:

  - you can simply open up DrScheme and type in the 'require'
statement listed on Planet.  E.g. to install SchemeUnit:

   (require (planet "test.ss" ("schematics" "schemeunit.plt" 2)))

  - there is a planet command line tool that will download code.  Run
the tool to see the options.

HOWEVER note you don't need to install .plts from Planet.  This is the
beauty of Planet -- whenever your code requires code from Planet it
will automatically download and install the code for you!  It's really
very neat.


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