Problem with ACL on windows & proposed fix

Faré fare at
Sun Jun 28 04:40:20 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 4:49 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at> wrote:
> Sorry -- I've been traveling, so sat on this bug report for a while.
> Here's a test failure from Windows ACL.  Looks like ACL is somehow not
> running the windows CWD program helper (which should invoke CMD.EXE),
> but instead is just taking the command and treating it as its own output.
Indeed, %run-program has these lines:
       ;; NB: We do NOT add cmd /c here. You might want to.
       #+(or allegro clisp) command

Retrospectively, that's probably a mistake.

> which suggests we should modify %NORMALIZE-COMMAND for Allegro to
> prepend "CMD /C " to all commands when on windows.

> I'll test this myself the next time I get into the office, but that
> might not be till Monday afternoon.  Or I might get lucky and find that
> I can remotely access my windows VM....
I'll be back from camping this Sunday night. Hopefully next weekend I
have time to try.

The situation is becoming pressing: the latest sbcl has made it to
debian testing, and is incompatible with the asdf 3.1.4 that is
currently available there. We really ought to issue a new asdf ASAP.

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