Subject: Re: Free vs Commercial Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Andi Kleen <>
| Installing the latest patch set from on ACL/Linux 5.0 fails
| here.  I would be interested in knowing if anyone produced a working
| image with the updates, and if yes with what combination of
| patches.

| Error (from DEBUG): Can't locate the module "PROF"

  the Trial Edition is really an Enterprise Edition without the runtime
  generator or a license to use it commercially.  it has the profiler built
  in, but not the sys:code;prof.fasl file needed to build a new image.
  this may be a bug in the patch process, but the easy fix is to have the
  prof.fasl file.  I doubt that Franz Inc will want to ship that file to
  Trial Edition users, so perhaps the patching procedure should be improved.

  anyway, the easy short-term option is to remove the (require :prof) line
  from -- but you'll lose the profiler in your new image.
  less easy is to load all the patches every time you start, which
  shouldn't be that often, anyway.  SYS:LOAD-PATCHES does that, but you
  have to load the new .fasl files, like inspect.fasl, hash.fasl, yourself.