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

From: Ivan Raikov
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] [Chicken-hackers] Some questions about CHICKEN 5 eggs and modules
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:54:31 -0700

Thanks for making a patch for this issue!

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 4:14 AM <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > 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.
> felix

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