chicken-install - download and install extension libraries for Chicken
chicken-install [OPTION | EXTENSION[:VERSION]] ...
chicken-install is a program that downloads, compiles and installs a
prepackaged extension library from sources. If no extension name is
given on the command-line, then any existing setup scripts in the
current directory will be executed in some unspecified order. See the
Chicken manual for more information.
Shows a summary of options and exits.
Shows tool version and exits.
-force Do not ask when versions don’t match, continue with the
-i, -init DIRECTORY
Initialize empty alternative repository.
Keep temporary directories after an installation process
finished (whether successfull or not).
Do not install the extension, just build it. Implies -keep
-l, -location LOCATION
Specifies the location from where to retrieve the extension
sources. Defaults to the current official egg-repository
suitable for this version of CHICKEN Depending on the transport
used (see below), the LOCATION may be an svn(1) repository URL,
a http URL or a location in the local file-system.
-t, -transport TRANSPORT
Selects the mechanism to use to download any extensions that are
directly or indirectly to be installed. Currently the transports
http (the default, retrieve files via the HTTP protocol), svn
(retrieve by performing a checkout - requires the svn(1) client
to be installed) and local (install directly from the local
Perform any installation steps the install files by commands
invoked with the sudo(1) tool.
Scan all installed import libraries and generate module database
Only fetch the extensions, do not install them.
-p, -prefix PREFIX
Select an alternative installation prefix.
Mark this extension as a "host" extension. This is mainly
intended for cross-compilation.
-test After successfull installation, invoke any accompanying test-
suite, if found in the extension sources. When this option is
given, additional dependencies configured in the test-depends
meta property may be downloaded and installed, if necessary.
Set username for transports that require authentification.
Set password for transports that require authentification.
The installation prefix where CHICKEN Scheme and its support
files and libraries are located. Defaults to the installation
time prefix given when configuring the system.
An alternative installation prefix that will be prepended to
extension installation paths if specified.
The path where extension libraries are installed. Defaults to
the package-library path selected during configuration (usually
More information can be found in the Chicken Users Manual
Submit bug reports by e-mail to email@example.com ,
preferrably using the chicken-bug tool.
The Chicken Team
chicken-uninstall(1) chicken-status(1) chicken(1) csc(1) chicken-bug(1)
13 Aug 2008