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

From: Byron Gibson (fbg111 at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 16 20:07:51 EDT 2010

Excellent, doing that now, thank you!

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> On Aug 13, Byron Gibson wrote:
>> Thanks Horace, your first guess was correct, by 'repo' I mean my
>> linux distro (Ubuntu) software repository.
> To get the latest version, the easiest option is to get our .sh
> installer and run it (pass it as an argument to sh, or run it
> directly).  The first question it asks is whether you want a
> unix-style installation -- the default is to not do this, which means
> that you get the whole racket installation in a single directory that
> you can put anywhere you want in your system, including in your home
> directory.  This makes it very convenient to use even if you're using
> some lab machine where you don't have root access.
> (And, of course, if you choose the unix-style installation with the
> default directories, then the files will overwrite the files from the
> ubuntu package.  The installer should generally be careful about such
> things and alert you that the directory exists.)
>> 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),
> There's not much to "managing" a racket installation in a single
> directory -- you can move the directory anywhere you want, and you can
> upgrade it by deleting the whole thing and installing a newer version
> in the same way.  To make it possible to run executables without
> specifying long paths, you can drop symlinks into some directory that
> is in your path.
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