[blfs-dev] Candidate for removal - guile

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 07:59:46 PST 2017


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

Thanks for the feedback.  We'll leave it in the book.

   -- Bruce



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