[racket] Racket on Centos?

From: George Neuner (gneuner2 at comcast.net)
Date: Wed Feb 4 22:28:24 EST 2015

Hi Neil,

On 2/4/2015 7:34 PM, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
> I always build it to put all of Racket into a single directory tree, 
> by adding an argument like `--prefix=/usr/local/racket-6.1.1` when I 
> do the "./configure" part of the build.
> One of my clients simply copies one of these install trees around to 
> many servers (running the same GNU/Linux distro version), and that's 
> worked perfectly for years.

Do you just  'make install' and tar the /usr/... directory  or do you 
use DESTDIR=<something> and tar that?  I don't suppose it really makes a 

> If you do it this way, there's not much else to do (if the target 
> machine otherwise has the shared libraries on which Racket depends but 
> does not include).

Crossing my fingers there.  CentOS 6 is still using GCC 4.4.7 so that's 
what I'm building with.

> On servers, I just have the application-specific stuff set an 
> application-specific environment variable for the path to Racket 
> version install  to use, and everything else about the app uses that 
> variable.  (This is also used when running the app on a workstation.)
> On your workstation, for convenience on command lines that you type 
> manually, you can add the path to the desired Racket installation, to 
> your shell's `PATH` or `path` environment variable, but I suggest 
> *not* doing that on server.

Good advice re: the server.


Posted on the users mailing list.