Installing MIT Scheme on 64-bit ubuntu
William E. Caputo, January 19 2010
A quick note on installing MIT Scheme on 64 bit ubuntu (which I was doing because I'm diving into SICP again) -- you can't, well you can, but you may run into an error because libmhash.so.2 is missing. This happens because there is currently no 64-bit version of MIT Scheme (though one is coming).
If this is your situation, here's what you can do:
- Install MIT Scheme. Follow the install instructions here. If you try to run scheme from command line you should get an error saying that it can't find libmhash.so.2
- Install get libs
- Now use getlibs to install the ubuntu libmhash packages (e.g.): sudo getlibs -p libmhash-dev libmhash2
- Type scheme at a command line. You should get a prompt
That's it, scheme should work now (or at least start - I haven't moved far beyond this yet). If you try this and run into an issue leave a comment, and I'll update the article and/or see if I can help.