[Ecls-list] How to get ASDF working?

R. Mattes rm at mh-freiburg.de
Tue Nov 16 14:02:01 UTC 2004

Hello list,

i just checked out CVS ecl and compiled it with
activated  '--with-cmuformat  --with-clos-streams --with-cxx'
configure options. The program builds fine, but how would
i use ASDF? I loaded the asdf files manually and added my
asdf system directory (using Debian's /usr/share/common-lisp/systems/
directory) to the asdf:*central-registry* but when i try to load
any system i get the following error:
 > (load "/usr/share/common-lisp/source/asdf/asdf.lisp")
;;; Loading "/usr/share/common-lisp/source/asdf/asdf.lisp"
Top level.
> (load "/usr/share/common-lisp/source/asdf/wild-modules.lisp")
;;; Loading "/usr/share/common-lisp/source/asdf/wild-modules.lisp"
Top level.
> (pushnew #p"/usr/share/common-lisp/systems/" asdf:*central-registry*)
(#P"/usr/share/common-lisp/systems/" *DEFAULT-PATHNAME-DEFAULTS*)
Top level.
> (asdf:oos 'asdf:load-op :md5)
Filesystem error with pathname #P"/usr/share/common-lisp/systems/md5.asd".
Either the file cannot be accessed or the pathname is not a valid one.
Broken at PROBE-FILE.

Indeed PROBE-FILE fails on "/usr/share/common-lisp/systems/md5.asd" --
can't ecl handle links?

 TIA Ralf Mattes

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