[racket] Pkg install error

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Sun Sep 8 10:09:44 EDT 2013

At Sun, 8 Sep 2013 10:06:46 -0400, Greg Hendershott wrote:
> >> Let me try downloading some older package as an experiment.
> OK so the package I picked as a test is "bcrypt" because it looks both
> small and interesting.
> With Racket 5.3.5 (happened to be set as my default version when I tried):
> $ raco pkg install bcrypt
> The following packages are listed as dependencies, but are not
> currently installed:
> base
> Would you like to install them via your package indices? [Yn] n
> raco pkg install: missing dependencies
>   missing packages:
>    base
> It prompted me to install "base" as a dependency. For 5.3.5. Really,
> the "main-distribution" package, "base" --- doesn't 5.3.5 already have
> the equivalent of "base"?

Yes, but v5.3.5 doesn't know that it already has the equivalent of

> That didn't seem right, so I chose "n".
> If I had chosen "Y", would a "base" package have been installed for 5.3.5?

Yes, but the "base" package is empty for v5.3.5.

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