Upgrade failures for asdf-3.1.7 and later

James M. Lawrence llmjjmll at gmail.com
Thu May 4 18:17:54 UTC 2017

As I said, LispWorks PE provides an old ASDF. To verify this,

* download LispWorks Personal Edition
* launch it
* (require "asdf")
* (asdf:asdf-version)

Again, I am writing on behalf of users, not myself personally. I don't
use LispWorks PE or any LispWorks version for development. Others use
LispWorks PE. Some do so to evaluate not only LispWorks but Common
Lisp as a language. It seemed reasonable to prevent them from getting
into a borked state, if possible (and not too difficult or annoying).

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
> My understanding is that LispWorks PE does NOT provide any version of ASDF
> whatsoever, that Quicklisp then provides the less-than-useful ASDF 2.26, and
> that the user tries to load an ASDF 3 on top of that. Which can't work.
> On Thu, May 4, 2017, 13:20 Stelian Ionescu <sionescu at cddr.org> wrote:
>> The main thing is: do NOT use ASDF 2.
>> Please address your complaints to Xach for the disservice of providing it.
>> Fare, do try to read more thoroughly what you're replying to. The old ASDF
>> here is the one bundled with LispWorks PE, not the one in Quicklisp.
>> --
>> Stelian Ionescu a.k.a. fe[nl]ix
>> Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.

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