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# -*- indented-text -*- Guildhall is a package manager written for Guile Scheme. A guild is an association of independent craftspeople. A guildhall is where they meet. This Guildhall aims to make a virtual space for Guile wizards and journeyfolk to share code. On a practical level, Guildhall lets you share Scheme modules and programs over the internet, and install code that has been shared by others. Guildhall can handle dependencies, so when a program requires several libraries, and each of those has further dependencies, all of the prerequisites for the program can be installed in one go. === Installation ======================================================== Get guile 2.x: http://gnu.org/s/guile Then get and install guildhall: git clone email@example.com/ijp/guildhall.git cd guildhall ./autogen.sh && ./configure --prefix /usr && make sudo make install Finally add a minimal configuration mkdir -p ~/.config/guildhall/ echo '(repository shift-reset "http://shift-reset.com/doro/")' >> ~/.config/guildhall/config.scm Now you can see the packages with guild update guild list-packages --all More options: guild --help For details see docs/installation.texi and docs/quickstart.texi === Background ========================================================== Guildhall is a port of Andreas Rottmanns Dorodango portable package manager for R6RS Scheme, adapted to better fit in with Guile Scheme environments. It is compatible with the R6RS Scheme package archives that Dorodango uses. dorodango is (intended to be) a package manager for R6RS implementations. Its main concepts are outlined in this thread: <http://groups.google.com/group/ikarus-users/browse_thread/thread/fabb890e3015f6f1>. Any help or feedback is welcome! === Aptitude ============================================================ For resolving dependencies, dorodango employs a Scheme "port" of aptitude's  solver. The code is based on aptitude changeset 3258:f952da7ee794, Copyright (C) 2005, 2007-2009, Daniel Burrows, licensed under the GPL, version 2 or later. dorodango also takes some inspiration from aptitude's command line user interface, mostly in the form of similiar wording of messages. === License ============================================================ dorodango is is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), version 3 or later. See the file COPYING in this distribution for the exact terms of the GNU GPL, version 3. === Footnotes ==========================================================  Aptitude is Debian's high-level package managment tool, written in C++; its Mercurial repository can be found at <http://hg.debian.org/hg/aptitude/head>. -- Andreas Rottmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>, September 2009