[racket] Possible to install both plt-scheme from repo and racket from racket-lang.org?

From: Horace Dynamite (horace.dynamite at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 13 19:13:00 EDT 2010

> Is it possible to install both of these, or do they overwrite parts of
> each other?

I'm sorry if I have missed something obvious, but I'm not at all sure
what you mean by "repo". First guess is a GNU/Linux distributions
repo, in which case, it's likely that installing one first (say
plt-scheme) and then following that by installing racket (and vice
versa) will clobber some exuctables because Racket installs backward
compatible drscheme (and friends) executables which really run the
drracket (and friends) executables. You could very well get all sorts
of other bizzare behaviour trying this. Smarter package managers might
not even allow such a situation.

You could mean the source code repos from the plt-scheme & racket-lang
sites respectively. In which case, you can pass the
--prefix=/dir/of/your/choice to the configure script when you build
them, and then add aliases in your shell for drscheme and drracket so
that they fire up what you want.

Or you could mean something entirely different. My appologies if I've
misundestood you.

I wonder why you'd want to do this though?


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