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Bug 689408 - dev-scheme/guile : add SLOTs for major versions
Summary: dev-scheme/guile : add SLOTs for major versions
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Scheme Project
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Blocks: guile-2.2
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Reported: 2019-07-07 14:34 UTC by Cyprien Nicolas (fulax)
Modified: 2022-10-10 22:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

Patch agains gentoo-tree to add guile-2.2.6, SLOT=2.2 + patches (0001-dev-scheme-guile-Add-2.2.6-SLOT-2.2-patches.patch,9.62 KB, patch)
2019-07-07 14:34 UTC, Cyprien Nicolas (fulax)
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Description Cyprien Nicolas (fulax) 2019-07-07 14:34:23 UTC
Created attachment 582124 [details, diff]
Patch agains gentoo-tree to add guile-2.2.6, SLOT=2.2 + patches

dev-scheme/guile as native support for parallel installations for a while [1], and I have experimented it on the lisp-overlay [2,3].

This bug aims as tracking progress on SLOTting guile-2.2 series, fixing reverse dependencies to use the 2.2 slot when available, and ensure dead packages non compatible with guile-2.2 to be able to use guile-1.8 or 2.0.

If SLOTting guile-2.2 is a success, we will be able to start slotting guile 2.0 as well if some packages are strictly depending on a specific pre-2.2 version. guile-3.0 is also on the way.

Depending packages will be required to update there dependencies to use the 2.2 slot, and failing packages should be added to bug #640116.

Comments are welcome either to gentoo-lisp project ML or IRC Channel. Please avoid scheme@ mail alias as I cannot receive them.

Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2020-01-16 11:37:43 UTC
From the NEWS file in version 3.0.0:

* Changes to the distribution

** New effective version

The "effective version" of Guile is now 3.0, which allows parallel
installation with other effective versions (for example, the older Guile
2.2).  See "Parallel Installations" in the manual for full details.
Notably, the `pkg-config' file is now `guile-3.0', and there are new
`guile-3' and `guile-3.0' features for `cond-expand'.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-10-05 20:07:06 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 48d334d335e508843e01686e55cdf5ca3beec366
Author:     Sam James <>
AuthorDate: 2020-10-05 20:05:20 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2020-10-05 20:07:02 +0000

    dev-scheme/guile: bump to 3.0.4 (masked)
    Masking this for testing in case of compatibility problems.
    Guile is not slotted right now, so committing unmasked initially
    could mean various packages breaking.
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.4, Repoman-3.0.1
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 dev-scheme/guile/Manifest                 |  1 +
 dev-scheme/guile/guile-3.0.4.ebuild       | 72 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 profiles/arch/amd64/package.use.mask      |  5 +++
 profiles/arch/arm/armv7a/package.use.mask |  6 +++
 profiles/arch/arm64/package.use.mask      |  5 +++
 profiles/arch/base/package.use.mask       |  5 +++
 profiles/arch/x86/package.use.mask        |  6 +++
 profiles/package.mask                     |  7 +++
 8 files changed, 107 insertions(+)