install a program

Asked by parker lewis on 2010-12-10


I downloaded racket or Dr Scheme programming language.

How do i install it. when I use the command {install} without the curly brackets i get an error asking me for destination to install the program.

Pls any one know if this software is even compatibly with ubuntu 10.10 and if so how do i install


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Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #1

Do you need the new 'racket' scheme release? If you just need Dr Scheme then you can install 'plt-scheme' from your package manager.

Hi Phil,

Thanks,I was able to install dr scheme with sudo apt-get install plt-scheme, but now im trying to run it with dr scheme from the prompt and it isnt found,

I am a new linux user so im new at this.

When i try to locate plt-scheme on my system, i cant find it.

when i tried to install again, i was told ita already installed.

Pls advise

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #3

Which ubuntu release are you using? Here on maverick it's part of plt-scheme, which should be the case for at least lucid too:
$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/drscheme
plt-scheme: /usr/bin/drscheme

Best Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #4

Sorry, forgot you already said that in your question...
well, the executable should be


in maverick.

Hi Phil,

Bro, for real I checked there but was looking for 'plt-scheme' not drscheme. Beginner programmer and I drsceme is good to learn with.

Thanks alot bro, that totally solved my problem,


Thanks Philip Muškovac, that solved my question.