[racket] Possible to install both plt-scheme from repo and racket from racket-lang.org?

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Feb 2 05:44:13 EST 2011

Just for the record, EPM now has an %arch itecture directive (armv6, ...
i386, i486, ... powerpc, etc.).
To answer the question about whether this project is still alive, it seems
that a version 5 is on its way, but with no release date.


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 08:23, Laurent <laurent.orseau at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 07:51, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 24, Laurent wrote:
>> >
>> > Probably dividing packages into core, textual, gui, docs, etc. would
>> > be nice I suppose.
>> Not really necessary: the textual distribution is the core one (it
>> isn't really a core at the moment, but it will be more core-ish); the
>> gui (core) distribution is much bigger so a separate installer makes
>> sense; and the docs are probably going to stay part of the collections
>> they belong to.
> To do things right, there should probably be an (or maybe some)
> independent package that distributions created by raco depend on.
> This way, the racket dependencies don't have to be embedded inside
> the distributions, and simply adding a dependency declaration would be
> sufficient.
>>  > > Even better, is if anyone gets this (or something similar) and
>> > > plays with a very simple spec file that I can try out -- and maybe
>> > > eventually switch our packaging process to use it.
>> >
>> > The documentation is quite complete and has some examples:
>> > http://www.epmhome.org/epm-book.html
>> Yeah, I saw that -- but it looks like getting a config file for racket
>> takes some work and experimentation, so if it waits for me then it
>> will take time.
> It'd be indeed really surprising if it worked on first try.
> One simple thing that can be tried though, is to create a simple
> racket.list file with minimal information, and with:
> %include racket-inc.list
> where racket-inc.list is generated by mkepmlist on the Racket tree.
> Then trying to make the tgz package with:
> epm racket
> would give a good first information about the difficulty to tweak the
> config.
> But I think this first step could work with little effort.
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