[gambit-list] Trouble building gambit

Marc Feeley feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Sat May 13 04:07:47 EDT 2017

> On May 12, 2017, at 11:42 AM, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 4:05 PM, Marc Feeley <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> Hmmmm… forgot to keep that file consistent with the rest… Thanks for catching that.
> Well, I suppose *someone* had to get bitten by the README at some point.
> Following the instructions from README.md, it all builds well for me (it seems).


> Minor issue: when I compile with --enable-shared, Gambit does not
> include the install path in the path to the shared libraries, and so
> gsi and gsc won't work unless I either use LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point at
> gambit, or I use NixOS's patchelf to specify the full path (which,
> because the previous path is too short, means growning the executable
> size by one "large" 2MB page).
> Could the install path from the --prefix option be included in the
> binary, or is there a good reason not to?

Yes it is a good idea.  Can you make the appropriate changes to the configure script and makefiles, and send in a pull request?


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