Is there any interest on the part of the Debian Common Lisp team in
One possible solution would be to force it to compile with gcc 4.2,
working around #464474, and applying the patch in #487435.
I'm willing to help, but I'm not really a lisp expert.
I got into this via trying to get maxima working for lenny. It works
with sbcl but only on 6 arches (i386, amd64, mips, mipsel, powerpc,
and sparc). There are some issues with the build on alpha that I am
currently trying to narrow down enough to bug the sbcl people with.
I guess other packages are also broken by GCL's current disfunction.
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