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Re: guile-2.0.11 installation on system with 2.0.5

From: Federico Beffa
Subject: Re: guile-2.0.11 installation on system with 2.0.5
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:46:43 +0200

Chris Vine <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:46:07 +0200
> Federico Beffa <address@hidden> wrote:
> [snip]
>> Your guess is correct: The distribution that I'm using (Debian wheezy)
>> ships 2.0.5 as the newest guile version and I need to keep it to
>> satisfy dependencies of other distribution supplied packages.
>> However, I would like to experiment with a newer version of guile. I
>> will then follow your advice and install it in a different directory.
> Surely dependency requirements would be satisfied by a later library
> version with the same so name?  I should read up the documentation on
> dpkg.

As far as I inderstand the Debian package manager mantains a package
database. This is the place where it looks for installed packages. So,
if I have a newer version of guile which is not installed through the
package manager, the package manager will not know about it.


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