[asdf-devel] prepare-op

Zach Beane xach at xach.com
Tue Dec 18 16:24:52 UTC 2012

Faré <fahree at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Zach Beane <xach at xach.com> wrote:
>> Faré <fahree at gmail.com> writes:
>>> I don't know what to say, except: "if you've been installing SBCL from
>>> updated source, you might have to recompile some contrib".
>> I'd prefer something less disruptive, please.
> You want me to special case the detection that SBCL contribs built
> from an updated source may be out of date?
> That's not going to be very clean. How many people build from updated
> source, and if they do how hard is it
> for them to rebuild from source and/or get write permissions to let
> ASDF update sb-md5.fasl in its installed location?
> Is that kluge worth it? I'm not even sure how to do it. Do you have a
> better solution?

The only solution I understand so far is to run SBCL as root and rebuild
the contribs, or modify the system directory permissions so a user can
rebuild the contribs. That seems like a hassle, and I'd prefer not to do
it, especially since I have a lot of SBCL installations around. It's
also unlike anything else I normally do to fix CL problems.

Are there changes to SBCL that could be made to mitigate the problem?
"Update SBCL and reinstall" is something I'm quite familiar with doing.


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