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Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (26 Jan 2021 22:49 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Vladimir Nikishkin (27 Jan 2021 01:28 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (27 Jan 2021 07:27 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Vladimir Nikishkin (27 Jan 2021 01:34 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (27 Jan 2021 07:46 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Arvydas Silanskas (27 Jan 2021 08:25 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Marc Nieper-Wi├čkirchen (27 Jan 2021 08:36 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (27 Jan 2021 08:51 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Arvydas Silanskas (27 Jan 2021 10:34 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Marc Feeley (27 Jan 2021 13:17 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (27 Jan 2021 14:07 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Marc Feeley (27 Jan 2021 16:28 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (27 Jan 2021 17:34 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (27 Jan 2021 18:09 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Marc Feeley (27 Jan 2021 19:54 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (29 Jan 2021 13:28 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela (27 Jan 2021 08:37 UTC)
Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Duy Nguyen (28 Jan 2021 10:29 UTC)

Re: Libraries at scheme.org? Lassi Kortela 27 Jan 2021 07:46 UTC

> Another problem with packages, that Scheme is not yet facing, but which
> it may actually face in the future, is that Linux distributions tend to
> package individual libraries into their own package repositories, rather
> than relying on language distributions' package repositories.

Excellent point.

It sounds like we might be able to solve that using the library search
path that Scheme implementations already have. If the Linux distro
installs Scheme packages in /usr/local/share/scheme, put
/usr/local/share/scheme in Guile's search path. If the language package
manager installs them into $HOME/scheme, also add that to Guile's search
path, but with higher precedence so that user-installed packages win
over system packages.

Linux distros tend to be quite picky about managing the distro-installed
packages and the files in those packages, so the user's Scheme package
manager most likely shouldn't touch the distro-installed packages.