[slime-devel] [SBCL/FSF Emacs/Fedora] SLIME Doesn't Start

Bill Atkins atkinw at rpi.edu
Fri Jul 21 23:27:04 UTC 2006

I'm now having this problem with AllegroCL 8.0.  I get to:

; Autoloading for class ECHO-STREAM:
; Fast loading from bundle code/streama.fasl.

and then, as with Robert's problem, it hangs on "Connecting to swank on port...:


On 7/21/06, Robert Uhl <eadmund42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I've been running SLIME at home for many months now--it's a great bit
> of work: thanks guys!  I figured that it's time to start sing CL in the
> office, maybe port some of my work over from Python.  So I downloaded
> the latest version of SLIME, invoked the appropriate .emacs incantations
> & then ran M-x slime.  It opens *inferior-lisp*, compiles itself, prints
> ';; Swank started at port: XXX' (where XXX can be whatever), then SBCL
> prints its '*' prompt and...nothing more.  The SLIME REPL never appears.
> SBCL is still running; in fact, code typed into the SBCL REPL in
> *inferior-lisp* runs & prints as usual.
> My home machine is running Fedora Core 4, kernel 2.6.16-1.2111_FC4,
> emacs 21.4-5, SBCL 0.9.14 and an old SLIME from CVS that was current
> once-upon-a-time.
> My work machine is running Fedora Core 5, kernel 2.6.16-1.2107_FC5,
> emacs 21.4-14, SBCL 0.9.14 (built the same day, by the vendor, as the
> FC4 SBCL) and I've tried: current CVS SLIME; downloadable packaged SLIME
> 2.0; the same SLIME as used at home.
> I've also created an entirely new user with a clean .emacs and profile,
> then installed SLIME for him; he had the identical issue.
> Anyone have any ideas?  I'm afraid that my lisp-foo is pretty weak, so
> I'm not even certain where to start looking:-(
> --
> Robert Uhl <http://public.xdi.org/=ruhl>
> Whenever you walk by a computer and see someone using pico, be kind.
> Pause for a second and remind yourself that: `There, but for the grace
> of God, go I.'                                           --Harley Hahn
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Bill Atkins

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