Oddities in ECL tests on Linux

Marius Gerbershagen marius.gerbershagen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 18:22:26 UTC 2018

No, I don't think so. The sockets module has been part of ECL since
version 0.9f from 2005. Please note, that this test can fail anyway if
ECL is built without support for the respective module (be it :rt or
:sockets). The change only prevents it from failing on a default build

Am 30.08.2018 um 19:53 schrieb Robert Goldman:
> Thank you very much for these, Marius. I will look into fixing them
> directly. One question - do I need to check for ECL version number when
> requiring sockets in the test? I.e., to I need to test with |:rt| in
> older versions and |:sockets| in newer? Or will |:sockets| work in older
> versions of ECL, as well?
> Best,
> R
> On 30 Aug 2018, at 12:46, Marius Gerbershagen wrote:
>     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.
>         —♯ƒ • François-René ÐVB Rideau •Reflection&Cybernethics•
>         http://fare.tunes.org
>         There are two kinds of people, those who do the work
>         and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group;
>         there is less competition there
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