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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013

    common lisp


    I've spent many hours getting emacs and slime set up on ubuntu 12.04LTS as I'm slowly trying to learn common lisp. I want to upgrade to the new 14.04 LTS ubuntu, but not if I'm going to lose my current emacs/slime set up. So my question is: will I lose my emacs/slime set up if I upgrade to 14.04 lts?

    Thanks in advance.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    West Hills CA
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: common lisp

    You will need to do some research to compare the versions of emacs on 12.04 vs 14.04. If they are different, then your configuration files may not work properly anyway. Because of the nature of emacs, I would guess that only small changes are made, so your config files will probably be compatible. But back them up. If you perform an in-place upgrade and it messes up, then you will have to perform a wipe and clean install. I'm not familiar with slime. But again I would compare versions available on both distros.

    Versions on 12.10:

    tgalati4@Mint14-Extensa ~ $ apt-cache policy emacs
    Installed: 45.0
    Candidate: 45.0
    Version table:
    *** 45.0 0
    500 quantal/main amd64 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    tgalati4@Mint14-Extensa ~ $ apt-cache policy slime
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 1:20120525-2
    Version table:
    1:20120525-2 0
    500 quantal/universe amd64 Packages
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    Unumquodque potest reparantur. Patientia sit virtus.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Unhappy Re: common lisp

    For what it's worth ... I had Slime working just fine in 12.04. I recently attempted to install slime and friends in 14.10, running the latest Emacs and ran into a persistent problem:

    From what I can tell: cl-swank is trying to compile a Steel-Bank Common Lisp file

    ; caught ERROR:
    ; READ error during COMPILE-FILE:
    ; Symbol "CODE-TRACE-TABLE-OFFSET-SLOT" not found in the SB-VM package.
    ; Line: 1507, Column: 70, File-Position: 60197
    ; Stream: #<SB-SYS:FD-STREAM
    ; for "file /usr/share/common-lisp/source/slime/swank-sbcl.lisp"
    ; {CE26B21}>
    ; compilation unit aborted
    ; caught 1 fatal ERROR condition
    ; caught 1 ERROR condition
    ; printed 1 note

    This is interesting, esp. since I'm intending to use CLisp. I will poke around and see what's up and report back should I find anything useful.

    I mention this at this point of the Thread in case anyone else is running into this error.

    Tom R


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