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authorDavid Thompson <>2015-10-01 09:25:02 -0400
committerDavid Thompson <>2015-10-01 09:25:02 -0400
commitf363308fd76135b36b8db0f21b315978e9b846a9 (patch)
parent7a29c3fc744aac77fb8d39aff47c90ac95ab1fa6 (diff)
README: Add a note about Guile's load paths.
When installing to a prefix that is different than where Guile itself was installed, users need to do some extra work to setup their load paths. Thanks to ArneBab for the original patch this text was adapted from.
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@@ -44,3 +44,18 @@ arbitrary set of key/value data pairs.
./bootstrap && ./configure && make && make install
+ Depending on your chosen installation prefix via the =--prefix=
+ option to the configure script (which defaults to =/usr/local=,
+ users may need to setup the =GUILE_LOAD_PATH= and
+ =GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH= environment variables to include the
+ directory where Shroud's Guile modules were installed.
+ For example, GNU Bash users may add the following snippet to their
+ =$HOME/.bash_profile=:
+ #+BEGIN_SRC sh
+ export GUILE_LOAD_PATH=/usr/local/share/guile/2.0
+ export GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH=/usr/local/share/guile/2.0
+ export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH