[blfs-dev] Candidate for removal - guile

Richard Melville 6tricky9 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 06:08:49 PST 2017


On 2 December 2017 at 21:53, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am proposing that we remove guile from BLFS.
>
> Packages where it is referenced: gdb, graphviz, gnutls.
>
> In graphviz, it is only used to create optional bindings.
> In gdb it is optional and we say that it is currently broken.
> In gnutls is is only mentioned as optional.
>
> It takes a long time to build: 9+ SBU.
>
> Removing this package and making the current links external for those
> really interested will reduce the overall package maintenance a little and
> every little bit helps.
>
> Are there any BLFS users who actually need guile?
>
> Yes, I do.  Guile is very important as an intrinsic part of the "GNU
Project".  There has been a great deal of work looking at replacing Scheme
with Guile in Emacs.  Guile is also important in relation to GnuCash and
LilyPond.

Richard
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