[Ecls-list] ECL libffi issues

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 4 10:09:45 UTC 2009

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 9:28 PM, David A. Ventimiglia<ventimig at msu.edu> wrote:
> I get the following error:
> ;;; Loading
> "/home/dventimi/.local/share/common-lisp/source/fsbv/init.fas"

In the process of better supporting *default-pathname-defaults* we
broke the code that load shared libraries: it was always producing
full pathnames for the libraries,merging them with the value of the
current directory.

I have committed a fix to cvs/git which solves the problem. It will be
part of the next release.

Note, though, that one might still need to specify version numbers if
the generic *.so libraries are not installed. For instance

ECL (Embeddable Common-Lisp) 9.7.1
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Copyright (C) 1993 Giuseppe Attardi
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Top level.
> (si::load-foreign-module "libffi.so")

LOAD-FOREIGN-MODULE: Could not load foreign module "libffi.so" (Error:
"libffi.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
directory") [...]
>> :q

Top level.
> (si::load-foreign-module "libffi.so.5")

#<codeblock "libffi.so.5">

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