milde at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Apr 14 09:11:48 UTC 2008
Dear John, dear Alastair, dear Debian Jed Maintainers,
I would like to reach a consensus on handling the load path for slsh and Jed
in Debian and other UNIX systems.
The trigger is that on my Debian/testing system, after an update to slsh
(2.1.3-3) some jed-extra (e.g. ffap.sl) scripts failed to work.
I could track this down to "/usr/share/slsh/" missing in the jed
The reason is given indirectly in slsh's changelog.Debian.gz
* set SLSH_LOCALLIB_DIR="", as we don't ship a local-packages dir in
Debian (breaks FSSTND).
while the code in site.sl adds /usr/share/slsh/ to the library path only if
It can be easily fixed by making site.sl more foolproof, a possible
patch is attached below:
However, consensus is still needed on
* where should additional S-Lang scripts for slsh and|or Jed be placed
- installed by the "system" (e.g. a Debian package)
proposals: /usr/share/slsh/ (together with the scripts from slsh)
- installed by the administrator
- installed by the user
proposal: leave that to the users discretion
* which of the above library-directories should be added to the
jed-library-path in site.sl?
There was already a first round of discussion on pkg-jed-devel:
On 11.04.08, G. Milde wrote:
> Dear Jed package maintainers,
> What shall we do now:
> * file a bug-report to slsh that u/s/slsh/local-packages/ despite its
> somewhat misleading name is used|required by jed and several
> * patch site.sl (and mail the patch to John as well)?
> In this case, the patch should include the addition of the slsh/help
> dir currently done in /etc/jed.d/05jed-common.sl
> * change the install path of the slang-* module packages?
On 11.04.08, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> I prefer to patch site.sl.
On 11.04.08, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> I do not have a strong preference here but have a question about the third
> option: where should the modules be installed if we decide to change the
--- /usr/share/jed/lib/site.sl 2007-09-09 19:41:00.000000000 +0200
+++ /home/milde/.jed/lib/test/site.sl 2008-04-14 10:36:19.000000000 +0200
@@ -3248,14 +3248,17 @@
# ifexists _slang_install_prefix
- guess_jed_install_prefix ()
+ guess_jed_install_prefix (),
$1 = ();
- $1 = path_concat ($1, "share/slsh/local-packages");
+ $1 = path_concat ($1, "share/slsh");
+ if (2 != file_status ($1))
+ set_jed_library_path (strcat (get_jed_library_path (), ",", $1));
+ $1 = path_concat ($1, "local-packages");
if (2 != file_status ($1))
- set_jed_library_path (strcat (get_jed_library_path (), ",", path_dirname ($1)));
set_jed_library_path (strcat (get_jed_library_path (), ",", $1));
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