[Openmcl-devel] Using Clozure CL with GNU Emacs and SLIME

Adam Getchell adam.getchell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 14:45:29 PDT 2010

I'm trying to get Clozure CL setup with Emacs and SLIME on Ubuntu 9.10. per
these directions:


CCL info:

adam at ubuntu:~$ ./ccl64 -V
Version 1.4-r13548M  (LinuxX8664)

Located in ~/ccl, the startup script is ~./ccl64 (copied from ccl directory)

Emacs info:

This is GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.3)
 of 2009-11-10 on crested, modified by Debian

SLIME info:

Located in ~/emacs/site, checked out today using:

sudo cvs -d :pserver:anonymous at common-lisp.net:/project/slime/cvsroot co

adam at ubuntu:~$ cat .emacs
(set-language-environment "utf-8")

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/emacs/site/slime/")

(setq inferior-lisp-program "~/ccl64 -K utf-8")
(require 'slime)
(setq slime-net-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)

;;; This was installed by package-install.el.
;;; This provides support for the package system and
;;; interfacing with ELPA, the package archive.
;;; Move this code earlier if you want to reference
;;; packages in your .emacs.
     (expand-file-name "~/.emacs.d/elpa/package.el"))

When I start Emacs I get these errors in the messages buffer:

Loading 00debian-vars...done
Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50dictionaries-common.el (source)...
Loading debian-ispell...
Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-default.el
Loading debian-ispell...done
Loading /var/cache/dictionaries-common/emacsen-ispell-dicts.el
Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50dictionaries-common.el (source)...done
Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50global.el (source)...done
Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50psvn.el (source)...done
Loading /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50slime.el (source)...
Error while loading 50slime: Cannot open load file:
Loading /home/adam/.emacs.d/elpa/package.el (source)...done
For information about GNU Emacs and the GNU system, type C-h C-a.

When I do M-x slime I get these errors:

(progn (load "/usr/share/common-lisp/source/slime/swank-loader.lisp"
:verbose t) (funcall (read-from-string "swank:start-server")
"/tmp/slime.3489" :coding-system "utf-8-unix"))

Welcome to Clozure Common Lisp Version 1.4-r13548M  (LinuxX8664)!
? > Error: File "/usr/share/common-lisp/source/slime/swank-loader.lisp" does
not exist.
> While executing: CCL::%LOAD, in process listener(1).
> Type :POP to abort, :R for a list of available restarts.
> Type :? for other options.
1 >

It looks like SLIME somehow doesn't know about swank?

Suggestions for how to fix?


Adam Getchell
"Invincibility is in oneself, vulnerability in the opponent." -- Sun Tzu
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