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

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun Aug 15 06:26:01 EDT 2010

On Aug 15, Laurent wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 18:54, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > One of my dreams has been to write a script of some sort that
> > would build a .deb for Eli automatically when he packages up the
> > latest version. Then it could be uploaded to the Ubuntu repo and
> > the maintainer wouldn't have to manually convert it each time.
> That would be marvelous.

The problem is that both .deb files and .rmp files are designed so
that you package the source with instructions on how to compile them
into binaries.  But our build process produces the binary packages and
therefore going from there to .deb/.rpm files is very awkward.

(And a spec file that goes from the source to a binary package is
obviously possible, but requires more distro-specific knowledge than
what I have.)

> What would be even better is if raco could create installers (.debs
> for Debian-based distros, .msi/setup.exe for Windows, etc.).
> Although I would also be happy if raco could create the .sh install
> script that is used for DrRacket.

If you're talking about creating distributions of applications, then
it already does that -- but to make things portable and expected,
these distributions are very simple: tgz/zip/dmg for unix/win/osx

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