[Ecls-list] asdf:make-build :move-here fails

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 14 07:23:00 UTC 2010

Thanks for reporting. I was trying to use the C library to avoid problems
with permissions, but it seems we are not allowed :-/ Does anybody here have
a better implementation of rename-file that could handle this? There is no
way in C to know whether files live in the same or different filesystems!

Regarding the .cache stuff, this belongs to ASDF-devel or some other forum,
but I fear it is a hardcoded decision based on some Unix-world standard.


On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Nils Bruin <nbruin at cecm.sfu.ca> wrote:

> When trying to build Maxima as a package rather than as a stand-alone
> executable using the commands:
> (require 'asdf)
> (load "maxima-build.lisp")
> (asdf:make-build :maxima :type :fasl :move-here ".")
> on ECL 10.4.1, I received the following error:
> Cannot rename the file
> #P"/home/nbruin/.cache/common-lisp/ecl-10.4.1-linux-x86-64/usr/local/sage/4.3.4/spkg/build/maxima-5.20.1/src/src/maxima.fasb"
> to #P"/usr/local/sage/4.3.4/spkg/build/maxima-5.20.1/src/src/maxima.fasb".
> Explanation: Invalid cross-device link.
> So it seems to me that ECL is trying to do exactly the right thing, but is
> failing because it is trying to move via a hard-link, which is not allowed
> between different file-systems.
> Incidentally, is there a way to park the ".cache" somewhere else than in
> the homedir? I'd prefer it in "/tmp" myself, because that is usually a
> much faster filesystem than  /home.
> Cheers,
> Nils
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