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

From: Byron Gibson (fbg111 at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Aug 14 00:21:49 EDT 2010

Thanks Horace, your first guess was correct, by 'repo' I mean my linux
distro (Ubuntu) software repository.

Thanks for your answer, I suspected that one install would 'clobber'
the other, just wanted to verify.

I prefer to use the distro repository to install software when
possible, since that makes it easier to manage and update (at least
for a relative Linux newbie), but Debian/Ubuntu hasn't updated the
plt-scheme package and dependencies to Racket yet.

Will probably continue using plt-scheme until I come across some
problem I specifically need to update to Racket for.


On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Horace Dynamite
<horace.dynamite at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> Horace.


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