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Re: Modified load-path proposal

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Modified load-path proposal
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 09:47:22 +0000
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
>> In practice I would guess not.  Most distribution-managed packages
>> would go into /usr/share/guile, and most home-built packages into
>> /usr/local/share/guile, I'd guess.  What is your concern, though?
> Mainly that I think you can get what you want from adding /usr/local
> to the default path, and then leave it up to distros to patch if they
> want further locations.

I initially thought this also - see
But the consensus since then seems to be that we need something that
will work more automatically, for both distribution-managed and
non-distribution-managed packages being installed somewhere that isn't
already in the load-path.

What did you have in mind by "leave it up to distros to patch"?


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