[racket] racket 6.0 build for debian?

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 4 09:36:06 EST 2014

At Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:19:47 -0800, John Clements wrote:
> I’d like to run racket 6 on a 64-bit Debian 7 VPS (that I have with linode). 
> It appears to me that our pre-built binaries rely on libc 2.14, and that the 
> current stable Debian (I know, I know) comes with libc 2.13.  Am I reading the 
> error messages correctly?
> My next step is to try to built it from source, but it’ll be tricky, because 
> this machine doesn’t have very much ram. CPUS=1 is probably my friend here.

Building some source is probably not so bad if you use the "source +
built packages" distribution. Then, you're justing building the C core,
and all the Racket code and documentation is pre-built.

For a smaller install, try the Minimal Racket "source + built packages"
distribution, then install the packages that you need. Again, the
packages should install in built form, so installation should be quick.

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