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Re: Make a library installable?

From: Catonano
Subject: Re: Make a library installable?
Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 19:31:30 +0200

There's a package called guile-hall

It creates a guile project instrumented with the autotools and it sort of
manages it for you

If your project contains c code guile-hall won't work and you'll need to
edit your autotools files by hand

A project packaged with the autotools can be built on, say, Ubuntu
relatively easily

And in Guix of course

Hope this helps

I can't figure why people here don't bring up the resources of the guile

Welcoming people is important in order to grow a project

Il dom 12 mag 2019, 17:00 HiPhish <address@hidden> ha scritto:

> Hello Schemers,
> A while ago I presented my MessagePack implementation for Guile[1] here
> and I
> want to make it available to users. Guile has no dedicated package
> manager, so
> it's either manual or Guix, and I would like to support both. What it the
> best
> way of doing it?
> So far I have a repository that can be used right away with Guile by
> adding
> its path to the load path. This is handy for testing and working where I
> just
> just invoke Guile as `guile -L .`. For more permanent installation I have
> a
> makefile, it "builds" everything into `./build` (i.e. inside the repo) and
> from
> there the user could copy-paste the files into the desired directory.
> I was thinking of adding an "install" target to the makefile which would
> copy
> the directory structure of `./build` to the directory given by `$PREFIX`.
> The
> user could then type
>     make lib doc && make PREFIX=/usr/local install
> to get everything installed globally. A package manager like Guix could
> just
> specify a different `PREFIX`.
> Is this reasonable? And where exactly should the Guile code be placed? I
> have
>         $(PREFIX)/share/guile/site/$(guile_ver)/msgpack
> as the directory for now. The value of `$guile_ver` is determined
> automatically at build time:
>         guile_ver = $(shell $(GUILE) -c '(display (effective-version))')
> This would only make the module available for Guile 2.2, no other version.
> Is
> there a better directory?
> I guess I could use GNU Autotools instead of a manually written makefile,
> but I
> would rather stick to what I know and is simple for such a simple project.
> [1]

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