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Re: project: translate guile-tutorial.texi to use guile-cairo

From: Tobias Gerdin
Subject: Re: project: translate guile-tutorial.texi to use guile-cairo
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:19:42 +0200

2011/9/20 Tobias Gerdin <address@hidden>:

> Lastly, just thought I'd mention an issue that I ran into when
> building Guile-Cairo (commit 1918626 from Git, looks like it
> corresponds to 1.9.91). When I run autogen/configure it complains that
> I need to supply a prefix argument because "the default prefix,
> /usr/local, is not in the default guile load path." But on my system
> it is, I built Guile from stable-2.0 branch and installed into the
> default /usr/local, so I do not think I should be seeing this error
> (it works if I supply --prefix=/usr/local to Guile-Cairo configure).

This would be a possible fix that WFM, but too hackish? But is there
no standard robust method for doing this? Will not all Guile libraries
need to solve this problem?


diff --git a/ b/
index df7a306..eb90bea 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ AC_PROG_CC

-if test "x$prefix" = xNONE; then
+if test "x$prefix" = xNONE -a `guile-config info prefix` != "/usr/local"; then
    AC_MSG_ERROR([No explicit prefix given.

 Guile-Cairo requires you to explicitly enter in a prefix when

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