Download and installation instructions for Unix/Linux

We distribute Scheme 48 as a source release suitable for compilation under various flavors of Unix, including Linux, and Windows.

Here are some simplified download and installation instructions for Unix/Linux systems. For more detailed installation instructions, see the files README and INSTALL in the distribution.

  1. Click on the following link
    Download scheme48-1.8.tgz
    to download. Put the resulting file in /tmp/scheme48-1.8.tgz or some other location of your choice.
  2. Log in as root and, at a shell, do
         cd /usr/local/src
    (You do not have to do this as root, but you may have to build the system in a different directory if you don't.)
  3. Now issue the following incantation to unpack all of the files:
         gunzip -c </tmp/scheme48-1.8.tgz | tar xf -
  4. Next, do
         cd scheme48-1.8
         make install
    to configure, build, and install the system.
  5. Then simply use the command
    to run the system. Consult the manual at this point for information on use.