[racket-dev] Racket 6 (git branch release), configure options and dependencies

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at cs.indiana.edu)
Date: Sat Nov 30 21:59:08 EST 2013

I believe you should be able to compile Minimal Racket, which corresponds
to the 'make base' target, without any of those dependencies.

On Nov 30, 2013 8:32 PM, "Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado" <iam at juanfra.info>

> On 11/25/13 05:10, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote:
>> Hi. I'm compiling racket 6 (from the git branch "release") on OpenBSD.
>> The configure script includes the options "enable-gracket" and
>> "enable-docs" but I don't see the gracket binary and the docs installed
>> after the installation. Someone forgot remove the options or these are
>> usefull for something?.
>> Another question. Racket 5.3 needs gtk, cairo, pango, gtkglext and so
>> forth. What are the dependencies of racket core now?.
> Nobody?
> I'm asking because I would like to add support for more OpenBSD platforms
> to racket. If I could to compile racket without the dependencies, just with
> a C compiler, it will help me a lot.
> I'm not interested in to give support to the GUI on some platforms because
> probably nobody will run drracket on a headless computer :) . And probably
> cairo or gtk will have problems on some old platforms, so the package won't
> compile because doesn't have the dependencies.
> So, basically I'm asking if racket 6 (and raco pkg) can work correctly
> without gtk, cairo, pango and others deps. Obviously raco can't generate
> docs but this isn't important. Any help?.
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