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Re: [Chicken-users] Need to do an install, any changes in the pipe line

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Need to do an install, any changes in the pipe line I should wait for?
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:57:46 +0000
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On Fri, 8 Nov 2013 17:16:11 +0100 Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 08:09:35AM -0800, Thomas Hintz wrote:
>> I use CHICKEN a lot for my own webapps and the main problem I've found
>> in using older versions of CHICKEN is in using eggs. You may want to
>> be very careful to keep the source around for each version of the eggs
>> you use in case an egg gets updated to be incompatible with the
>> CHICKEN version you are on and you may not be able to get the old
>> version after that. (Or maybe I missed a way to use chicken-install to
>> get old versions and their old dependencies?)
> You can request the specific version 1.0 of an egg named "foo" using
> chicken-install foo:1.0
> Unfortunately, it will retrieve the latest versions of any dependencies.  
> What we need now is a "bundler" workalike for CHICKEN. Hint, hint... :)

That would be very nice, indeed.

> Another simple way is to set up a proxying version of henrietta which
> will fetch the requested egg's sources of the real henrietta and save
> a copy for future reference.  That would require a little bit of hacking,
> but shouldn't be too hard.

There's also (maybe I
can make it handle the version of dependencies with some hackery).

Best wishes.

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