[asdf-devel] is there a built in way to prevent ASDF from trying to upgrade itself?

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 19:23:16 UTC 2013

Dear Gary,

ASDF will always *try* to upgrade itself before every operation.
That's the only way to prevent a catastrophic upgrade mid-operation.

If you want it not to upgrade itself, simple: don't include it in your
source-registry, central-registry, etc.

Also, ASDF will refuse to "upgrade" itself to an older version, so to
override an asdf.asd in your source-registry, you can put an
artificial empty asdf.asd higher up in there, without a
version.lisp-expr in there, so ASDF will refuse to upgrade from it.

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