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

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Aug 19 06:03:31 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 00:55, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:

> On Aug 15, Laurent wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > I thought it was possible to make .deb files from binaries only.
> > But maybe I'm mistaken.
> I think that it's possible too, but what I remember is that basically
> every step of the way feels wrong -- things like using a compiled
> directory as "the source" etc.

After some searching, maybe EPM (www.epmhome.org) is a good solution.
It seems to be a nice, simple, Unix multi-platform package manager
from binaries.
It was very easy (noob here) to create a .deb file from a Racket medium
size project.
It can also create .dmg, .rpm, and many (all?) other Unix formats +
a portable .tar.gz one, from a /single/ configuration file.
It deals with subpackages and dependencies.
It can have a GUI with fltk.
(if during install it says some libs are missing, get the -devel/-dev ones,
it should work).

Hope this can help someone,
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