broken MacOS installer? was: Re: [plt-scheme] please help us scribble!

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at
Date: Tue Jan 8 08:15:04 EST 2008

Apologies from management: Eli is still having problems with the  
nightly build. I think it is best to compile from source at the  
moment and wait for a 'true' release message on nightly builds from  
Eli. -- Matthias

On Jan 8, 2008, at 12:31 AM, Andrew Reilly wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've just installed on my PPC Mac from the installer
> (not self-compiled) and it breaks on start-up with the error
> message (after the splash-window progress bar gets to the end):
> standard-module-name-resolver: collection not found:  
> #<path:scribblings/guide> in any of: (#<path:/Users/andrew/Library/ 
> PLT Scheme/> #<path:/Applications/PLT Scheme  
> v3.99.0.9/collects>)
>  === context ===
> /Applications/PLT Scheme v3.99.0.9/collects/syntax/ 
> 22:2: resolve-module-path
> resolve-module-path
> /Applications/PLT Scheme v3.99.0.9/collects/scribble/  
> module-path-prefix->string
> [Exited]
> There must be something incomplete in the installation image,
> because I have also installed from source from svn
> (3jan2008) on my FreeBSD system, and it starts just fine.
> Scribble looks great!  A few years ago I discovered and enjoyed
> using Manuel Serrano's "skribe" (in fact, that was my first
> introduction to scheme), but I stopped using it some time after
> he announced that he had stopped supporting it.  Scribble looks
> like a very similar idea, but with the extra advantage of nicer
> (more tex-like?) surface syntax.  Is there any current or planned
> support for maths?  [I know, this is an unfair question, since
> mathml is (a) so nasty and (b) so well supported...  I'll just
> have to stick to LaTeX for papers with equations in them.]
> Also: weird formatting thing in the scribble documentation (at
> the link below):  In epiphany on my FreeBSD system, it takes two
> clicks on the prev, up or next links to make the browser actually
> follow the link.  On the first click, the table re-formats itself
> with a line-break between the larrow and the "prev", and (in the
> top of page version) the Version: text moves left, to
> sit above the up and next links.  This behaviour seems to be
> entirely robust, and independent of text size.  Same broken
> behaviour with Firefox under GNOME: must be something wrong with
> Gecko's font sizing under X, I suppose.  In Safari, the arrows
> render as the "missing glyph" box, but they look OK in Firefox
> and Camino.  Odd.
> Cheers,
> On Mon, 7 Jan 2008 08:31:22 -0700
> Matthew Flatt <mflatt at> wrote:
> -- 
> Andrew
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