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Re: [Chicken-users] How to install eggs in $HOME?

From: Manfred Lotz
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] How to install eggs in $HOME?
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:57:06 +0200

Hi Christian,

On Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:18:13 +0200
Christian Kellermann <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi!
> * Manfred Lotz <address@hidden> [140615 19:16]:
> > I fully agree. This would be important to have.  If currently not
> > possible perhaps chicken-install could be enhanced to be able to
> > place executables somewhere else.
> I have been installing chicken for years now locally only. For this
> I do have a subdirectory ~/chickens which contain the full chicken
> tree of each version ( / / master / etc) installed
> there with the PREFIX set to ~/chickens/whatever while building.
> To access a particular version I do have a symling in the chickens
> directory "use-this" which points to the corresponding version. My
> PATH includes ~/chickens/use-this/bin and I use chicken-select to
> switch between versions. chicken-install just works fine with this
> kind of setup. It is easy, no hassle to set up additional environment
> variables and it works just fine.
> Maybe that's also a valid option for you?

I agree that if a mix of package installation and local eggs won't work
then a local installation of chicken would be an option.


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