[slime-devel] Can't start slime (OS X 10.3, Slime 1.2.1, OpenMCL 1.0)

Carl Tucker flestrin at verizon.net
Tue Dec 27 05:39:14 UTC 2005

Hi, I'm having a problem getting slime to work.

I'm new to this, so I apologize if I'm doing something stupid.  Here's 
what happens when I start emacs and type M-x slime

I get a new buffer, called *inferior-lisp* which then outputs the

(load "/Users/cfta/lisp/slime-1.2.1/swank-loader.lisp" :verbose t)
(swank:start-server "/tmp/slime.2167" :external-format :iso-latin-1-uni
Welcome to OpenMCL Version 1.0 (DarwinPPC32)!
? ;Loading #P"/Users/cfta/lisp/slime-1.2.1/swank-loader.lisp"...
;Loading #P"/Users/cfta/.slime/fasl/openmcl-1.0-darwin-powerpc/swank
;Compiling "/Users/cfta/lisp/slime-1.2.1/swank-openmcl.lisp"...
;Compiler warnings for "/Users/cfta/lisp/slime-1.2.1/swank-openmcl.lisp" 
;   Unused lexical variable STREAM, in (MAKE-STREAM-INTERACTIVE (T)).
; Warning: Interface file #P"ccl:darwin-headers;libc;functions.cdb" does 
not exist.
; While executing: CCL::CDB-OPEN
Read error between positions 8480 and 8595 in 
> Error in process listener(1): Foreign function not found: DARWIN32::|tmpnam|
> Type :POP to abort.
Type :? for other options.
1 > 

then I'm stuck in the debugger.  If I type :pop to abort, I'm able to 
use the inferior lisp buffer as a lisp interpreter.  If I open a new 
buffer and try to write some code, the mode line says
 (Lisp Slime[Polling: XXX]) , where the polling number just counts up.  
Nothing ever happens.  None of the compile macros work either- C-c C-c 
says "not connected."

Is it a problem with the way I've set the system up?  I tried to follow 
the instructions for installing Open MCL and Slime, but I'm not sure I 
completely understood what I was doing with either.


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