[Ecls-list] Windows troubles [was "Lisp initialization error"]

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll jjgarcia at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Nov 14 17:32:30 UTC 2006

2006/11/14, Yaroslav Kavenchuk <kavenchuk at gmail.com>:
> ECL from
> http://common-lisp.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/root.tar.gz?root=ecl&view=tar,
> mingw
> build is ok:[...]
> $ ecl.exe
> Unrecoverable error:
> Lisp initialization error.
> abnormal program termination
> How debug it?

Using "gdb ecl.exe" followed by "run" should execute ECL up to the
point where it breaks.  Then "backtrace" will list all the functions
that were executed. You can email that to my private address.

However, if things do not change, I will be able to do little with
that information. For the last three days I have been struggling with
the Windows ports.

* Mingw installs in my system. Msys (1.10) also, but it does not work:
sh causes a stack dump every now and then, even after replacing
msys.dll with some other version which a gentle man provided in the

* Cygwin refuses to build the version of GMP that comes with ECL, with
different failures every time I run it. I am now trying to install GMP
for Cygwin for the second time and will try building ECL against it.

* I am installing Visual C++ 2005. Hopefully this will be a more
predictable environment, and hopefully this time the bandwidth to MS
will not drop to zero.

I wonder if the problems with Mingw and Cygwin are related either with
the Antivirus or with the DEP (Data execution protection) that comes
both with my new machine and with Windows. However, the latter should
not be a problem, given that I have deactivated it...

Sorry for the rant. I am in an angry mood today.


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