[plt-scheme] broken packages on planet

From: Richard Cobbe (cobbe at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Jan 4 15:54:20 EST 2006

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 07:38:11PM +0000, pedro pinto wrote:
> Hi there,
> I recently had some trouble installing some planet packages so I wrote some
> scheme code to scrape the planet web page and install each package from
> scratch. The results can be seen at:
> http://rivendell.ws/planet-stats/

I maintain the classic-java package, and I've never seen the error you
report.  Are you loading this within DrScheme or MzScheme?  Which

I just successfully installed classic-java on an empty PLaneT directory
without any difficulty in DrScheme 300.3-svn4jan2006.  Similarly,
    planet -i cobbe classic-java.plt 1 1
worked without any problems (again on an empty planet cache).

Note, btw, that this package will *not* install in MzScheme, and not
because of any problem with (lib "cm.ss"):

    [vetinari:~]$ mzscheme
    Welcome to MzScheme version 300.3, Copyright (c) 2004-2006 PLT Scheme Inc.
    > (require (planet "classic-java.ss" ("cobbe" "classic-java.plt" 1 1)))
    dynamic-require: unknown module: #%mred-kernel; need to run in MrEd instead of MzScheme

     === context ===

The error message pretty clearly states what the problem is, I think.

I should probably include some indication in the package's documentation
that it requires MrEd to install, though you should be able to run
certain parts of it in MzScheme.


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