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Re: lang/guile20 install location

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 05:29:23AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Christian Koch <> writes:
> > Is there a reason why lang/guile20 installs everything inside
> > ${PREFIX}/guile/2.0/{bin,include}, and so on? Instead of just ${PREFIX}/bin ?
> > Take a look at the PLIST, I don't think this is right. Also compare the PLIST
> > against that of lang/guile to see what I mean.
> The reason is that there are enough guile-using programs that work with
> only some versions that we thought it a good thing to allow installing
> 1.8 and 2.0 at the same time.  This is sort of like python, but with one
> of them being normal.  It's definitely a bit awkward.
> Does guile 2.0 build ok for you?  Have you tried a bunch of guile-using
> programs to see how many work?  It could be that we are approaching the
> time to make 2.0 the standard approach, and either retain or not retain
> 1.8.

Guile 2.0 builds just fine. I personally don't have any use for Guile (I was
just curious to try it out a few days ago) and then I noticed it installed a
perfectly nondefault location. I guess I could try installing a whole bunch of
stuff that depends on Guile 2.0 just to make sure...


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