Issues with new testing scripts

Faré fahree at
Sun Jan 3 04:21:05 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 1:42 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at> wrote:
> Right now, I find just getting the new CL-based tools to work everywhere
> is a slog.  I've been spending all of my available ASDF time lately
> wrestling with added complexities that are "meta" to ASDF, leaving me
> with no time to work on ASDF itself.  I'm not willing to add more
> cognitive burden or overhead.
> Sorry -- I appreciate your work to improve the process, Kambiz, but ASDF
> has just turned, against my will, into an laboratory for developing a
> CL-based scripting system.  I am absolutely unwilling to see it turn
> into a testing ground for the bleeding edge of distributed version
> control, as well.
I apologize for the trouble. It's notably my fault for not testing on
Mac and Windows.

But note that the need to download plenty of up-to-date libraries for
testing purposes existed before the minimakefile merge. For instance,
test-program always depended on lisp-invocation, test-encodings
depended on asdf-encodings, etc. — though the policy was to let the
test "succeed" with a warning if the dependency was not found.
Similarly, the release script asdf-builder depended on inferior-shell
and all its transitive dependencies, even before the current
refactoring. The new asdf-tools only makes apparent early dependencies
that were previously latent in the asdf test and release toolchain —
some of them since ASDF 2 days, most of them since the initial ASDF 3
prerelease (2.27).

I updated the README to explain that you may need to make ext again
after you update ASDF.

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