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Re: Using Racket's raco on on Guix(SD)

From: Christopher Lemmer Webber
Subject: Re: Using Racket's raco on on Guix(SD)
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:38:28 -0400
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Ricardo Wurmus writes:

> Christopher Lemmer Webber <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hello all!  Sorry for the cross-post, but I've been doing more
>> development in Racket lately from GuixSD... and who wouldn't want a
>> scheme-based distribution and a scheme language's tooling to get along
>> better?
>> Unfortunately when I try to install packages with "raco pkg install"
>> I get errors like the following:
>> open-output-file: cannot open output file
>>   path: 
>> /gnu/store/wnqdzv3f0i86nk3nq15aavpb7kg7fbwx-racket-6.11/share/racket/collects/racket/compiled/tmp15189875891518987589961
>>   system error: Read-only file system; errno=30
> […]
> “call-with-atomic-output-file” in ’collects/racket/file.rkt“ attempts to
> create a temporary file in whatever the result of ‘(path-only path)’ is,
> or in the current directory.
> What file is it trying to compile?

I still don't know the answer to this, but I discovered while trying to
add some Scribble documentation to my library today that "raco setup"
also triggers this behavior, not just "raco install".

>> My guess is that the Guix package has something misconfigured so that
>> this compilation directory is set to the wrong place, but what?
> The root of this path appears to be ‘collectsdir’, which is set up at
> ‘configure’ time.  This directory seems to be correct, because it
> contains Racket modules.  We would only need to ensure that compilation
> does not use this directory by default.
> I’m guessing that this is controlled by ‘do-get-compilation-dir+name’ in
> ‘collects/compiler/compilation-path.rkt’.
> Does this make any sense?

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