Dependency issue with program-op

Daniel Kochmański daniel at
Sun Mar 21 17:41:41 UTC 2021

Ecl does not dump the image - in other words the compilation environment is not part of the final executable. If the setup system is not a dependency of a "dumped" system, still its package is referenced from the latter, then this will happen. If the setup is indirect dependency of a dumped system, then it is most likely asdf bug, otherwise it is an expected behavior.

If you do not reference setup system package from a dumped system, then something fishy is going on, i.e system definition files are included in program op for some reason.

Regards, Daniel

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‎ 21 mar 2021, 18:33, Didier Verna napisał(a):

> Hello,
> I'm cross-posting because I don't know if the issue is related to ASDF
> or ECL. I'm using the most recent repos of both.
> When dumping a very simple system defined like this:
> (asdf:defsystem :simple
> :depends-on (:net.didierverna.clon)
> :components ((:file "simple"))
> :entry-point "simple:main")
> with (asdf:operate 'asdf:program-op :simple),
> I'm getting a runtime error with the executable:
> Condition of type: SIMPLE-PACKAGE-ERROR
> There exists no package with name "NET.DIDIERVERNA.CLON.SETUP"
> No restarts available.
> Top level in: #<process TOP-LEVEL 0x10a821f80>.
> So it seems that the net.didierverna.clon.setup system is not dumped in
> the executable.
> In Clon, the dependency on setup is indirect:
> net.didierverna.clon <- net.didierverna.clon.core
> net.didierverna.clon.core <- net.didierverna.clon.setup
> If I add an explicit dependency on setup in the :simple ASDF system
> above like this:
> :depends-on (:net.didierverna.clon.setup :net.didierverna.clon))
> the problem goes away. This doesn't happen with the 5 other Lisp
> implementations that I've tested.
> Also, it may be worth mentioning that Clon's setup system gets a special
> treatment. It's loaded explicitly at the top of several .asd files like
> this (with the utmost disrespect for the Almighty ASDF Gods
> recommendations):
> (asdf:load-system :net.didierverna.clon.setup)
> I'm wondering if this may have something to do with the problem.
> Thanks!
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