[racket] How to install non-gui portion of racket

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 20 13:36:29 EDT 2010

It's best to configure with `--disable-gracket', which skips the build
of the GUI binary. That way, your installation will have a complete set
of documentation of libraries, though it will also include DrRacket
libraries that won't be useful.

To get a distribution analogous to the old "MzScheme" distribution, go


then follow "installers" and then "Racket Textual", which will get you
to "racket-textual-5.0-src-unix.tgz".

The Racket Textual distribution omits documentation and some other
non-GUI libraries, but it may be what you need.

At Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:54:55 -0600, Richard Hollos wrote:
> I need to install racket on a linux machine with no x-windows.
> The last time I did it, in Dec 2008, I went to:
> http://download.plt-scheme.org/mzscheme/
> and grabbed:
> mz-4.1.3-src-unix.tgz
> Then just did "configure", "make", and "make install".
> Is there a similar easy process for the latest command-line only portion of 
> racket?
> I've looked in the README of the latest unix source tarball and didn't see
> anything relevant.
> I've looked through the online documentation and didn't find anything either.
> Looking at the output of "./configure -h" makes me think maybe
> --without-x
> might work?
> I apologize if this is in the docs and I just didn't see it.
> Thanks,
> Richard
> -- 
> Richard Hollos
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