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Re: chicken scheme

From: John J Foerch
Subject: Re: chicken scheme
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:43:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hi,
> John J Foerch <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I ran into some problems when installing CHICKEN Scheme on my new GuixSD
>> system.  After installing the chicken package, 'chicken-install' failed
>> because gcc was not found on the system.  In the package definition for
>> chicken, gcc is listed as a native-input, but from what I understand it
>> should either be a regular input or a propagated-input, because CHICKEN
>> uses gcc to compile scheme programs.
> Good point.  Perhaps CHICKEN should keep references to the GCC toolchain
> that was used to build it, or propagate it.  OTOH, it can in theory use
> whatever GCC that it finds in $PATH, and people using the interpreter
> don’t need GCC, which would be an argument in favor of the status quo.
> Thoughts?
>> I installed gcc separately, and then a test of chicken-install produced
>> this error:
>>     linux/limits.h: No such file or directory #include <linux/limits.h>
>> I was testing chicken-install with this command:
>>     $ chicken-install matchable
> Could you run:
>   guix package -r gcc -i gcc-toolchain
> and try again?
> The ‘gcc-toolchain’ package provides GCC, Binutils, glibc, and a wrapper
> around ‘ld’ (it makes sure every library linked against is added to the
> Thanks for reporting the issue,
> Ludo’.

Hello Ludovic,

Installing gcc-toolchain helped, and there are no more compilation
errors.  Another error came up in trying to install the built files.
Here is my log:

  $ chicken-install matchable
  retrieving ...
  connecting to host "", port 80 ...
  requesting "/henrietta.cgi?name=matchable&mode=default" ...
  reading response ...
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:36:20 GMT
  Server: Apache/2.2.29 (Unix) DAV/2 SVN/1.8.10 PHP/5.4.32 mod_fastcgi/2.4.6
  Connection: close
  Transfer-Encoding: chunked
  Content-Type: text/plain
  reading chunks ...
  reading files ...
   matchable located at /tmp/temp112c.2170/matchable
  checking platform for `matchable' ...
  checking dependencies for `matchable' ...
  install order:
  installing matchable:3.6 ...
  changing current directory to /tmp/temp112c.2170/matchable
    '/gnu/store/avfhy6zgqmxgbvjrava16qyh60y6xwzv-chicken-4.11.0/bin/csi' -bnq 
-setup-mode -e "(require-library setup-api)" -e "(import setup-api)" -e 
"(setup-error-handling)" -e "(extension-name-and-version '(\"matchable\" 
\"3.6\"))" 'matchable.setup'
-feature compiling-extension -setup-mode    -s -O3 -d0 matchable.scm -j 
-feature compiling-extension -setup-mode    -s -O3 -d0 matchable.import.scm
    cp -r '' 
  cp: cannot create regular file 
 Read-only file system

  Error: shell command failed with nonzero exit status 256:

    cp -r '' 

  Error: shell command terminated with nonzero exit code
  "'/gnu/store/avfhy6zgqmxgbvjrava16qyh60y6xwzv-chicken-4.11.0/bin/csi' -bnq 

John Foerch

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