[plt-scheme] slib packaging

From: MJ Ray (markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Wed Dec 18 08:54:04 EST 2002

Neil W. Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> However, if a user wants to install a PLT-specific package "foo.plt",
> and there's a dependency on SLIB, we have the problem that there are
> numerous different ways to install SLIB, and not all of them will work
> the first time that "foo.plt" attempts to load SLIB.

Why not?  I'm leading a sheltered life with a debian slib package and only
occasional FU's in mzscheme/slib interaction.  Which reminds me, I've a bug
to patch for that!

> Having an "slib.plt" saves users time and frustration [...]

Not for all.  Some users may install slib.plt when a package for their
platform exists and cause themselves much trouble later.

> I think this demonstrates some of the motivation for PLT's
> cross-platform package manager.

Maybe, but it's a shame that it doesn't interact better with native platform
package management.  How that could be done is a question I can't answer

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