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Bug#617501: clisp does not run, claims to be missing a required file

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 00:42, Peter Van Eynde <pvaneynd at debian.org> wrote:

> I'm all in favor of your work and I think that you are doing the right
> thing, but I'm missing the following:
> - documenting what lisp packages should do
> - documenting what lisp implementation should do
> - documenting how users can use this
> - documenting how DM/DD can test their packages
> and
> - no breaking other packages

First of all, please read this:


> Related: I wanted to investigate how the 'new' clc is supposed to work,
> but I've noticed that the
> /usr/share/doc/common-lisp-controller/DESIGN.txt
> and
> /usr/share/doc/common-lisp-controller/NEWS.Debian.gz
> don't mention this new redesign. What do I need to do? How to I test this?

I have updated README.Debian in dh-lisp, but c-l-c not yet.

I plan to upload new c-l-c once all existing implementations no longer
depend on it.

> Why did you select this method? Given the fact that as I understand it
> updated implementations should only depend on cl-asdf, if at all, what
> is the role of dh_lisp in new implementations and why on purpose break
> all older implementations?

Most of implementations already have asdf2 internally.  They don't
need to depend on cl-asdf.  Of cource, user may install cl-asdf, this
will implement hot-upgrading for asdf.

The original purpose of dh-lisp is to install c-l-c into images of the
implementations.  Now it's useless.  Please consider removing dh-lisp
from all common lisp implementations and redebianizing them.

Here is a potential usage for dh-lisp in the future.  For example,
stumpwm needs to be compiled and loaded into sbcl to generate the
documentation.  By default, ASDF2 will put all fasl files in
$HOME/.cache/common-lisp/..., but, in many building environment, $HOME
is unavailable.

I think DM can solve it by binding XDG_CACHE_HOME to /var/cache/, but
now, /var/cache/common-lisp is managed by c-l-c.  Once c-l-c deteted,
/var/cache/common-lisp may be adopted by dh-lisp and used to build
debian CL package.

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