6.001 Scheme Installation for Linux-Athena

Surprise! If you've installed Linux-Athena on your own computer, you don't need to install Scheme at all. MIT Scheme is now installed in the 6.001 locker and will work exactly the same as it does in lab. To start Scheme, run:

add 6.001
6001-scheme
  • To run Scheme and Edwin, run 6001-scheme.

  • If you have trouble with the installation process, send email to 6001-scm-support@ai.mit.edu.

    Non-Athena Installation Instructions

    The 6.001 system has two parts:

    Installation instructions:

    1. Download the Scheme system (a TAR file, compressed with gzip) into a temporary directory of your choice. Let's assume that you put the file into /tmp/gnulinux-6001.tar.gz

    2. Be sure you are logged in with root privileges. If your system does not have a directory /usr/local, you will need to create one. Then execute the command line:
      cd /usr/local; tar -xvzf /tmp/gnulinux-6001.tar.gz

    3. As part of your normal initialization (perhaps in your .login or .cshrc file) set an environment variable named MITSCHEME_6001_DIRECTORY to the directory in which you plan to store the problem sets (be sure the directory exists and has two subdirectories, named psets and work).

    4. The command line to start Scheme for use in 6.001 is
      scheme -large -band 6001.com -edit
      (you might want to make an alias for that command line -- you are likely to be typing it often!)

    5. If everything seems to work you can now remove the tar file:
      rm /tmp/gnulinux-6001.tar.gz

    6. If you have trouble with the installation process, send email to 6001-scm-support@ai.mit.edu.

    Note: We have tested this Scheme system under RedHat Linux 5.2, 6.2, and 7.0 Other versions of Linux may need additional libraries to run this system. Ask for help if you run into problems.


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