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37.1 SLIB installation

The following seems to work (e.g., with slib versions 2c7 and 2d2):

  1. Unpack slib somewhere, e.g., /usr/local/share/slib.
  2. Create a symlink in the Guile site directory to slib, e.g.,:
    ln -s /usr/local/share/slib /usr/local/share/guile/site/slib
  3. Use Guile to create the catalog file, e.g.,:
    # guile
    guile> (use-modules (ice-9 slib))
    guile> (load "/usr/local/share/slib/mklibcat.scm")
    guile> (quit)

    The catalog data should now be in /usr/local/share/guile/site/slibcat.

    If instead you get an error such as:

    Unbound variable: scheme-implementation-type

    then a solution is to get a newer version of Guile, or to modify ice-9/slib.scm to use define-public for the offending variables.

  4. Install the documentation:
    cd /usr/local/share/slib
    rm /usr/local/info/*
    cp /usr/local/info
    install-info /usr/local/info/dir