[Openmcl-devel] new snapshot tarballs (finally)
moody at ISI.EDU
Fri Oct 27 11:57:41 PDT 2006
I actually needed to rebuild the linux x86 version. I used cvs and
the snapshot to accomplish this.
My tests pass and SLIME + Emacs + OpenMCL work as expected.
Thanks for the pointers.
On Oct 26, 2006, at 10:38 PM, Gary Byers wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006, Joshua Moody wrote:
>> Are you planning on generating new snapshots with this fix
> I wasn't planning to do so right away (though I do want to keep
> current binaries available and to avoid having things get as badly
> as they've been the last few months.)
> If the notion of rebuilding the lisp from sources is daunting, it
> needn't be.
> If you squint at the documentation on the web site it might make
> sense; here's
> a fairly concise and hopefully correct explanation:
> 0) ensure that your firewall doesn't block TCP port 2401; you may
> need to
> check with someone locally if you don't know, or you could do:
> shell> telnet clozure.com 2401
> If that connects, you'll know that you can communicate wth
> clozure's CVS
> server without a firewall blocking access; if it connects, you
> can get back
> to the telnet> prompt by typing ctrl-], and back to the shell by
> telnet> quit
> If it hangs, your site's firewall blocks access to TCP port
> 2401; see
> Appendix A below ...
> 1) Assuming that you can connect to the CVS server, connect to it
> and provide
> it with a password. (This is kind of silly, since you're just
> trying to
> get anonymous, read-only access.) You only need to do this once
> on any
> given client machine (though it doesn't hurt to do it more often):
> shell> cvs -d :pserver:cvs at clozure.com:/usr/local/tmpcvs/openmcl-
> dev login
> You'll be asked for a password if you haven't logged in from
> your client
> machine/account before; CVS may also warn you that a file named
> didn't exist and needed to be created. (This is normal, but the
> of the message makes the situation sound more alarming than it
> actually is.)
> The anonymous CVS password to all repositories on clozure.com is
> Once you've done that "login" step - once your ~/.cvspass file
> exists and
> contains a (barely) encrypted copy of that password - you won't
> be asked
> for a password again.
> 2) cd to the "ccl" directory which contains the untarred version of
> the most
> recent snapshot. From that directory, do:
> shell> cvs update
> That'll print a lot of progress messages; at this moment, the
> only file
> that's changed since the snapshot archive was built is "level-1/
> If you didn't want to see the progress messages, you could have
> shell> cvs -q update
> in which case CVS will generally only print messages about
> files (those where the server had a more recent version and your
> local copy
> was updated, those that you've modified locally and differ from
> the server's
> version, and those that you've modified locally (these may
> contain changes
> which conflict with the server's copy; CVS tries to be smart
> about merging
> changes, but doesn't always succeed.)
> 3) Once your sources are updated, start the lisp and tell it to
> rebuild itself.
> (This has gotten simpler in the 1.1 prereleases.)
> Welcome to OpenMCL 1.1-pre-some-recent-date !
> ? (rebuild-ccl :force t)
> You should then see output that looks like:
> ;Building lisp-kernel ...
> ;Kernel built successfully.
> ;Compiling "/usr/local/src/ccl/compiler/nxenv.lisp"...
> [ about 100 files later]
> ;Wrote bootstrapping image: #P"/usr/local/src/ccl/ppc-boot64.image"
> ;Wrote heap image: #P"/usr/local/src/ccl/dppccl64.image"
> The directory names and image file names may differ, but aside
> from some
> messages of the form:
> Can't find foo.fasl, loading foo.lisp instead
> you should usually not see any warnings and should definitely
> not see any
> errors. Assuming that that runs to completion, you can then:
> ? (quit)
> and when you run the lisp (the one in the bleeding-edge snapshot
> again you should find that it's been built from the latest
> sources (at
> the moment, that means that the stream bugs that've been
> reported and
> fixed should be fixed in your image.)
> 4) The bleeding edge tree (ideally) changes rapidly sometimes.
> the nature of those changes makes it very hard to build the lisp
> current sources (even by using a very recent binary.) It's
> -possible- to do that, but it's sometimes very tricky - trickier
> just compiling a bunch of files in a fixed order, which is all that
> REBUILD-CCL or similar know how to do. (I couldn't think of a way
> to bootstrap the recent changes to STRINGs and CHARACTERs without
> cross-compiling: what a CHARACTER or a STRING was in the host
> had to be clearly separated from what those things would be in the
> target machine.)
> When things start to get out of synch (so that things like
> will no longer bootstrap the current source from recent
> binaries), I'll
> try to make binaries (or complete snapshot archives) available.
> -usually- pretty good about this; for the last few months,
> things have
> been very much of a moving target and it hasn't been practical
> to do
> that. I think that most of the rearchitecture is done (for a
> at least), and that most changes are more likely to be of the form
> "fix a bug or add a feature" rather than "change what a STRING or a
> STREAM is."
> Appendix A
> If you can't use CVS's "pserver" protocol because a firewall
> blocks TCP
> port 2401, there are other alternatives. You can use an ssh-
> based CVS
> access method that can get through more firewalls, and there's
> also a
> Web-based CVS accesss method. More details are available on the
> page of the OpenMCL web site.
> If you were asking about making snapshots for some other reason ...
> never mind.
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