[asdf-devel] Re: Unable to upgrade asdf using clisp 2.49 on Mac OS X

Faré fare at tunes.org
Sun Feb 2 05:30:32 UTC 2014

>>> On Mac OS X, when I try to upgrade my ASDF using the logical pathnames
>>> "home:lisp;asdf;" and "home:lisp;asdf;uiop;" I get this error:
>>> *** - While searching for system "asdf": "home:lisp;asdf;uiop;"
>>> evaluated to "home:lisp;asdf;uiop;" which is not an absolute directory.
>> Weird. It looks like an absolute directory to me indeed.
>> Was it parsed properly? Did you forget to use #p"...",
> I didn't use #p when setting ASDF:*CENTRAL-REGISTRY*, but I don't use it on SBCL or ACL, either. The central registry has always accepted namestrings for me, with this one exception...
I suppose sysdef-central-registry-search and/or probe-asd could ensure
that defaults is parsed as a pathname, using (pathname ...) or some
invocation of (ensure-pathname ...). I leave that to you.

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