Updated: guile-1.5.6-4

Jan Nieuwenhuizen janneke@gnu.org
Wed Jul 17 04:59:00 GMT 2002

The Guile packages have been updated to version 1.5.6-4.  This should
fix readline problems.

After a successful installation of guile (and libguile14), you should
be able to run, eg,

    guile -c '(begin (write (string-append "hello: " (version) "\n")))'

Also, creating a ~/.guile that contains:

    (use-modules (ice-9 readline))

should give you readline editing support.  You need libncurses6 and
libreadline5 too, and also libltd3 from the very new libtool-devel
release to make use of this.



guile (1.5.6-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * The die-cygwin-cross-tools-die release.
  * libguile14.hint: Add libtool-devel to requires.  cygguile-14.dll
    depends on cygltdl-3.dll, which is currently distributed in the
    libtool-devel package.  (Deborah Lowrey, Charles Wilson)
  * guile-devel.hint: Add guile and libguile14 to requires.
    usr/bin/guile-config is a guile script, so it needs guile.exe from the
    'guile' package.  Also, usr/lib/libguile.dll.a is pretty useless
    without cygguile-14.dll from the 'libguile14' package.  (Charles
  * guile-doc.hint: Add texinfo to requires, remove cygwin.  it's all info
    files.  they don't need cygwin, they need info.exe from the 'texinfo'
    package. (texinfo requires cygiwn, but we don't list subsidiary
    requirements.) (Charles Wilson)
  * mknetrel: New file.  Guile now builds with mknetrel.
  * README: Update to reflect packaging, and user build instructions using
  * guile.sh: Remove.
  * Compile against libreadline5 and libncurses6.  This fixes readline,
    when libtool from CVS is used.
  * guile.hint: require libreadline5 and libncurses6.
  * libguile14.hint: require libltdl3 from new libtool-devel release
    (previously: libtool-devel).  This should fix the readline/dlopen

 -- Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke@gnu.org>  Tue, 16 Jul 2002 13:37:19 +0200

Guile, the GNU extension language and Scheme interpreter and
libraries, have been included in the Cygwin distribution.

Guile, the GNU Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extension, is a
scheme implementation designed for real world programming, supporting
a rich Unix interface, a module system, and undergoing rapid
development.  `guile' is a scheme interpreter that can execute scheme
scripts (with a #! line at the top of the file), or run as an inferior
scheme process inside Emacs.

Guile has been packaged in four parts: guile, guile-doc, guile-devel
and libguile14.

For a brief description of what these packages are and what they
contain, see http://cygwin.com/packages/ .

NOTE: This is the first Guile release as a Cygwin package; the first
version of Guile for Cygwin that uses and provides shared object
libraries (DLLs), and the first Cygwin package that links to libtool
(libltdl).  As such, you may experience bugs never seen before.

Please send questions or comments on Guile to the Cygwin mailing list
at: cygwin@cygwin.com.  [However, if you're having problems related to
LilyPond, please write to lilypond-user@gnu.org.]


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to
your system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'guile' from the 'Interpreters' category.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection, and already up to date.

In Japan, use ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ .

In Denmark, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is already up-to-date.

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you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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