[Openmcl-devel] Not starting SBCL

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Tue May 18 09:44:25 PDT 2010

On May 17, 2010, at 11:10 PM, Greg Bennett wrote:

> On Ubuntu 64bit I have downloaded emacs and slime via apt-get.

I will venture to point out that that http://trac.clozure.com/ccl/wiki/InstallingSlime notes that the Slime developers recommend that users run the CVS version of Slime.  You might try uninstalling the packaged Slime (via apt-get purge), and installing the CVS Slime: http://common-lisp.net/project/slime/#downloading.

If you do that, I would expect that your configuration will work.

> After reading documentation in Section 2.6 + pointers, I put the 
> following code in .emacs in
> my home directory:
> -------------------
> (set-language-environment "utf-8")
> (add-to-list 'load-path "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/slime/")  ;replacing 
> the default with where it seems that apt-get put it
> ;or wherever you put it
> ;;; Note that if you save a heap image, the character
> ;;; encoding specified on the command line will be preserved,
> ;;; and you won't have to specify the -K utf-8 any more.
> (setq inferior-lisp-program 
> "/home/gwbennett/LispTopLevel/Systems/ccl/lx86cl64 -K utf-8") ;That's 
> where it is
> (require 'slime)
> (setq slime-net-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)
> (slime-setup '(slime-fancy))
> -----------------
> Starting emacs, splitting the screen with C-x 2, invoking M-x slime
> in the lower window invariably leaves me in version 1.0.29 of SBCL
> rather than in openmcl.
> -----------------
> As an experiment, I copied the above .emacs into ~/.emacs.d/init.el
> but I still find myself in SBCL.
> -----------------
> I assume that I have to edit some (other) configuration file to (?) replace
> a call to SBCL with one to openmcl.
> Thanks for any and all assistance
> /Greg Bennett

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