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Bug#560781: (require :package) no longer works for CLC-managed packages

> This change was done so that using for example clbuild in Debian  
> becomes
> possible again. Otherwise the packaged systems will interfere with the
> clbuild or locally generated systems.

I still don't understand. The new behavior, even though now  
documented, breaks all user expectations for how to use lisp packages,  
and makes everything debian specific. That just doesn't seem like a  
good idea.

I've never had a problem with using locally built systems that I put  
in ~/.sbcl/systems: they come before /usr/share/common-lisp/systems/  
in the asdf:*central-registry* by default and it works just fine.

And what's the issue with CLBuild? I just tried using it (for the  
first time) to see what the deal was, and it really doesn't look  
broken. (Note: I reverted the change in CLC, so this is with CLC fully- 
active). It seems to work fine. Note that CLBuild overrode  
asdf:*central-registry* to only contain its packages, so it shouldn't  
even matter what CLC did to asdf:*central-registry*...

If you can describe the bug, maybe some other solution than  
having .deb-provided lisp packages disabled by default might come to  

./clbuild install cffi
[[[...downloads a bunch of stuff using darcs...]]]

./clbuild lisp
This is SBCL, an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp.
More information about SBCL is available at <http://www.sbcl.org/>.

SBCL is free software, provided as is, with absolutely no warranty.
It is mostly in the public domain; some portions are provided under
BSD-style licenses.  See the CREDITS and COPYING files in the
distribution for more information.

* asdf:*central-registry*


* (require 'cffi)
[[[...lots of spam, compiling and loading everything...]]]

* (cffi:defcfun ("abs" c-abs) :int (n :int))

* (c-abs -5)



BTW: I didn't get your previous email to the bug, only the close  
notice...Seems kind of bogus behavior for a bugtracker.

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