Oddities in ECL tests on Linux

Marius Gerbershagen marius.gerbershagen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 17:46:03 UTC 2018

Harmless in the sense that ECL doesn't crash or throw me in the
interactive debugger. Besides, the test failures seem to be easily
fixed. The test-require.script test fails because it tries to require
the :rt module which is deprecated on the develop branch and no longer
build by default. A simple fix is to use the :sockets module instead:

diff --git a/test/test-require.script b/test/test-require.script
index e5f70857..1ef84e8c 100644
--- a/test/test-require.script
+++ b/test/test-require.script
@@ -178,7 +178,7 @@
    #+allegro :sax
    #+clisp (first (remove "asdf" *dynmod-list* :test 'equal))
    #+(or clozure cmucl) :defsystem
-   #+ecl :rt ;; loads faster than :ecl-quicklisp
+   #+ecl :sockets
    #+lispworks "comm"
    #+mkcl :walker
    #+sbcl :sb-md5

The test-program.script test seems to fail to include uiop because of an
error in the linkable-system function. Tracing it shows that the
function returns nil for the uiop system object,
1> (ASDF/BUNDLE::LINKABLE-SYSTEM #<system "uiop">)
which seems to be caused by a missing call to coerce-name:

diff --git a/bundle.lisp b/bundle.lisp
index 2ff56f93..42034c9f 100644
--- a/bundle.lisp
+++ b/bundle.lisp
@@ -529,7 +529,7 @@ which is probably not what you want; you probably
need to tweak your output tran
         ;; If an ASDF upgrade is available from source, but not a UIOP
upgrade to that,
         ;; then use the asdf/driver system instead of
         ;; the UIOP that was disabled by check-not-old-asdf-system.
-        (if-let (s (and (equal x "uiop") (output-files 'lib-op "asdf")
(find-system "asdf/driver")))
+        (if-let (s (and (equal (coerce-name x) "uiop") (output-files
'lib-op "asdf") (find-system "asdf/driver")))
           (and (output-files 'lib-op s) s))
         ;; If there was no source upgrade, look for modules provided by
the implementation.
         (if-let (p (system-module-pathname (coerce-name x)))

Am 29.08.2018 um 01:22 schrieb Faré:
>> I can't reproduce this, for me the tests run fine without being thrown
>> in the debugger. I only get two harmlessly looking test failures
>> (test-program.script and test-require.script).
> No test failure is harmless. The test-program.script failure is what
> Robert saw, that I can reproduce. I didn't reproduce a failure with
> test-require. I had more problems with ECL from the develop branch,
> but maybe it was a bad idea to use the develop branch.
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