[racket] raco distribute problem

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 10 09:34:20 EDT 2013

This problem looks familiar, but I think I wasn't able to replicate it
when I last tried, and I'm not able to replicate it now (even using

Could you send me "client.rkt", or some sharable variant that has the
same problem?

Also, are you using a 32-bit or 64-bit build on Linux?


At Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:00:29 -0500, "D. LoBraico" wrote:
> I have a command-line application that I have been compiling with Racket
> 5.3.3 as follows:
> raco exe client.rkt
> raco distribute client-dist client
> This creates a client-dist directory that I can then use to distribute
> my work to other machines running the same operating system. Up until
> this point I have been doing this on Mac OS X with no trouble. Now I am
> trying to replicate this process on a Linux machine. I run the same
> steps on a Linux box and have what appears to be the same client-dist
> directory.
> The difference, is that for some reason the version compiled on Linux
> does not work! That is to say, the binary in client-dist/bin does not
> function (even on the original machine that it was compiled on) in the
> same way as the binary that resulted from `raco exe
> client.rkt`. Specifically, it seems as if the executable thinks that it
> is getting more command-line arguments than it is. I modified my code to
> print all of the command-line arguments in hopes of getting some insight
> into this and get this:
> $ /tmp/client-dist/bin/client "test"
> client: expects no arguments on the command line, given 3 arguments:   "test"
> I suspect that whatever those 2 invisible arguments are is causing me
> trouble, but I can't for the life of me figure out where they are coming
> from. In case it is relevant, I am using the functional-command package
> from PLaneT for command-line parsing.
> Any ideas?
> best,
> Dominick
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