[Openmcl-devel] New 0.14 binaries

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Sat Dec 20 08:05:57 PST 2003

On Sat, 20 Dec 2003, Camille Troillard wrote:

> Hi Gary,
> Congratulations for the new release.
> I've updated from CVS, lots of files were changed!
> I did not took time yet to see exactly what are the enhancements, but
> it sure looks fine.
> Here some of my notes, suggestion and problems.
> As files were changed, I've decided to recompile everything:
> lisp-kernel, level-0 sources and level-1 sources.  The lisp-kernel
> recompilation ran good but I can't not compile neither level-0 neither
> level-1.
> Here are the debugger traces:
> ? (ccl:xload-level-0)
>  > Error in process listener(1): There is no package named "PPC32" .
>  > While executing: %COLLECT-XTOKEN
>  > Type :GO to continue, :POP to abort.
>  > If continued: Retry finding package with name "PPC32".
> Same problem with level-1.
> So it seems it is not possible to build a fresh lisp image from the
> "old" image, obviously.

It seldom is.  One of the main reasons for distributing new binaries
is to make it possible to compile new sources (without a lot of tricky
bootstrapping gyrations.)

> I downloaded the new binaries and compiled without any problem the new
> release.

> The only curious thing is that my dppccl executable is smaller than the
> one provided in the latest distribution, perhaps this is because I am
> using the latest XCode 1.1 tools (GCC 3.3) to compile OpenMCL?
> Although OpenMCL seems to run fine, I got a problem with ASDF files.
> Here is what I get while loading an ASDF system:
> ; loading system definition from
> ; /Users/camille/site-lisp/defsystems/cl-serve.asd into #<Package
> "ASDF265">
>  > Error in process listener(1): value CL-SERVE is not of the expected
> type STRING.

If you could provide me with a small, simple, self-contained test case
that demonstrates the problem that'd be very helpful.

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