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Re: [Chicken-users] [Chicken-hackers] Some questions about CHICKEN 5 egg

From: felix . winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] [Chicken-hackers] Some questions about CHICKEN 5 eggs and modules
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:14:04 +0200

> > So the basic problem is to install multiple sets of files, in separate
> > steps? I think for "scheme-include" components this should be possible,
> > but (as far as I can see) this is not currently possible for "c-include"
> > components (but could be added).
> It's for more than that.  SPOCK for instance installs its Scheme *and*
> JS runtime into PREFIX/lib/chicken/8/spock/.  The latter is neither a
> scheme-include nor a c-include.  Feathers installs itself into
> PREFIX/share/chicken/feathers.tcl.  I'm not sure what I'd categorize
> these as, but I suspect these eggs cannot be ported until you can
> specify a PREFIX-relative destination directory (as opposed to
> specifying the type of file to be installed).

Feathers is part of the core system and ths spock stuff could in theory
simply be treated as data and installed/accessed from a diffent location,
so it is already possible, even if not ideal. But a patch is pending, as you
probably know, so no need to panic.


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