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Re: guile-2.0.11 installation on system with 2.0.5

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: guile-2.0.11 installation on system with 2.0.5
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:33:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130011 (Ma Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Federico Beffa <address@hidden> skribis:

> Everything appeared to be fine. However, with my surprise, when I
> started the newly installed guile with
> $ /usr/local/bin/guile
> I was greeted with
> GNU Guile 2.0.5-deb+1-3
> Copyright (C) 1995-2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> ...

It may be that, while /usr/local/bin/guile is indeed from the new
version, it ends up loading .scm and .go files from the old version.

You could check that by running:

  strace -o log /usr/local/bin/guile --version

and grepping for .scm and .go files in ‘log’.

That could happen, for instance, if there’s a GUILE_LOAD_PATH or
GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH environment variable pointing to

> Am I doing something wrong? Is it possible to have two guile versions
> on the same system?



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