[armedbear-devel] preparing to test ABCL trunk

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Sun Mar 17 20:40:29 UTC 2013

On 3/16/13 11:40 PM, Anton Vodonosov wrote:
> Today Erik configured for me a VM on his server, where I can run cl-test-grid tests.
> We were trying the recent ABCL trunk (1.2.0-dev-svn-14436) on the very very recent
> quicklisp 2013-03-12, which includes long awaited releases for closer-mop and cffi
> with ABCL patches.
> Some notes I collected:
> 1. New CFFI tries to (require :jss) and fails, because (require :abcl-contrib) hasn't been done.
>     If we do (require :abcl-contrib) then CFFI loads.

My use of the EVAL-WHEN form that wraps the (REQUIRE :JSS) is entirely
bogus from what I can tell.  I will get a change into CFFI soon,
hopefully tomorrow, but getting another CFFI release will probably take
a long time.

> 2. But when we test actual work, for example by doing
>       (ql:quickload :drakma) (drakma:http-request "https://google.com/") it fails with strange
>    error "UNDEFINED-FUNCTION is called". On SBCL these calls work.

This has worked for me in the past from what I remember.  DRAKMA has to
use CL+SSL for the "https" scheme, so maybe there is a bad interaction
with the OpenSSL libraries.


> Mark, If you want to quickly reproduce the above problems, you can access 
> the server at cl-test-grid.cloud.efficito.com. Username - testgrid.
> Erik have added your ssh public key from common-lisp.net to that server.
> To start ABCL you can use
>    rlwrap java -jar ~/lisps/abcl/dist/abcl.jar
>    (ql:quickload :cl-l10n) =>  ERROR: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 0

Thanks for setting me up:  I'll take advantage of the courtesy in the
next day or so, reporting back.

> Before starting cl-test-grid tests, I would like to understand, should 
> cl-test-grid always pass --eval "(require :abcl-contrib)" parameter to ABCL
> when starting it to run a test?

Yes, please do this to get beyond the CFFI problem you have found.

> Previously cl-test-grid only tested pure ABCL, without contribs.

I don't expect that the (REQUIRE :ABCL-CONTRIB) will take too much
additional time.  It will, of course, mask other failures to correctly
load things like you have discovered in cffi-0.11.0.


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