[plt-scheme] mzc not found?!

From: Norman Gray (norman at astro.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Sun Jan 31 05:38:41 EST 2010

David, hello.

On 2010 Jan 29, at 03:27, David Cummings wrote:

>    I have built plt-scheme from source, both the 4.2.3 and 4.2.4 versions
> with 'configure --enable-shared --prefix=/usr/local' and neither time did
> mzc get built or appear anywhere...
>    Am I missing something?

Possibly.  The ./configure command will just configure the distribution, no more.  To actually make it, you type 'make', and to install it afterwards (presuming everything goes well), 'make install'.

Those are the standard three steps to configuring and building most source distributed for unix -- you'll doubtless use them again.

Note, just by the way, that --prefix=/usr/local is generally the default; that installing software somewhere else (with, say, --prefix=/my/tools/mzscheme-4.2.4) can be a good idea if you want to try things out); and that './configure --help' can tell you if there are any extra options to configure that might be of use or interest.

All the best,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk

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