The following procedures and variables provide information about how Guile was configured, built and installed on your system.
Return a string describing Guile’s full version number, effective
version number, major, minor or micro version number, respectively.
effective-version function returns the version name that
should remain unchanged during a stable series. Currently that means
that it omits the micro version. The effective version should be used
for items like the versioned share directory name
(version) ⇒ "3.0.0" (effective-version) ⇒ "3.0" (major-version) ⇒ "3" (minor-version) ⇒ "0" (micro-version) ⇒ "0"
Return the name of the directory under which Guile Scheme files in general are stored. On Unix-like systems, this is usually /usr/local/share/guile or /usr/share/guile.
Return the name of the directory where the Guile Scheme files that belong to the core Guile installation (as opposed to files from a 3rd party package) are installed. On Unix-like systems this is usually /usr/local/share/guile/GUILE_EFFECTIVE_VERSION or /usr/share/guile/GUILE_EFFECTIVE_VERSION;
for example /usr/local/share/guile/3.0.
Return the name of the directory where Guile Scheme files specific to your site should be installed. On Unix-like systems, this is usually /usr/local/share/guile/site or /usr/share/guile/site.
Return the directory where users should install compiled
files for use with this version of Guile. Might look something like
Alist of information collected during the building of a particular Guile. Entries can be grouped into one of several categories: directories, env vars, and versioning info.
Briefly, here are the keys in
%guile-build-info, by group:
srcdir, top_srcdir, prefix, exec_prefix, bindir, sbindir, libexecdir, datadir, sysconfdir, sharedstatedir, localstatedir, libdir, infodir, mandir, includedir, pkgdatadir, pkglibdir, pkgincludedir
guileversion, libguileinterface, buildstamp
Values are all strings. The value for
LIBS is typically found
also as a part of
guile-3.0 output. The value for
guileversion has form X.Y.Z, and should be the same as returned
(version). The value for
libguileinterface is libtool
compatible and has form CURRENT:REVISION:AGE (see Library interface versions in GNU Libtool). The value for
buildstamp is the output of the command ‘date -u +'%Y-%m-%d
In the source,
%guile-build-info is initialized from
libguile/libpath.h, which is completely generated, so deleting this file
before a build guarantees up-to-date values for that build.
The canonical host type (GNU triplet) of the host Guile was configured
"x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu" (see Canonicalizing in The GNU Autoconf Manual).