Help.doc loading in Binary

Daniel Kochmański daniel at
Thu Oct 5 04:29:48 UTC 2017


here is a patch which will probably work for you (not tested):

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diff --git a/src/lsp/helpfile.lsp b/src/lsp/helpfile.lsp
index 09c7cb32..62e6985a 100644
--- a/src/lsp/helpfile.lsp
+++ b/src/lsp/helpfile.lsp
@@ -18,18 +18,18 @@
  ;;;; Documentation system

    (*make-special '*documentation-pool*)
    (setq *documentation-pool* nil)
    (*make-special '*keep-documentation*)
    (setq *keep-documentation* t))
-  (setq *documentation-pool*
-        (list (make-hash-table :test #'equal :size 128)
-              "SYS:help.doc"))
-  (defparameter *keep-documentation* t))
+;; #-ecl-min
+;; (progn
+;;   (setq *documentation-pool*
+;;         (list (make-hash-table :test #'equal :size 128)
+;;               "SYS:help.doc"))
+;;   (defparameter *keep-documentation* t))

  (defun new-documentation-pool (&optional (size 1024))
    "Args: (&optional hash-size)

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On 05.10.2017 05:29, John Mercouris wrote:
> Hello everyone, I’m running ECL + EQL 16.1.3, Mac OS High Sierra
> I can produce a binary with ECL, but I have an issue, when I try to run it on anybody’s computer: I get the following:
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Condition of type: FILE-ERROR
> Filesystem error with pathname “SYS:help.doc”.
> Either
>    1) the file does not exist, or
>    2) we are not allowed to access the file, or
>    3) the pathname points to a broken symbolic link.
> No restarts available.
> Top level in: #<process TOP-LEVEL>.
> ------------------------------------------------------
> I’ve determined that the cause of this error is a file missing at: /usr/local/lib/ecl-16.1.3/help.doc
> I’ve been able to get binary files to work on other people’s machines by copying the help.doc file to the appropriate
> dir. Unfortunately this is not a practical solution for distribution.
> Is there any way to tell ECL to not attempt to load this file? Any patch I can apply to the source? Thanks,
> -John

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