Subject: Re: please help test the CMUCL 19a prerelease
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:34:03 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Eric Marsden  <> wrote:
| CMUCL version 19a will be released at the end of July. We would
| appreciate help in testing the prerelease binaries that are available
| for various platforms. Here's how you can help test:
|    - download the pre3 binaries for your platform
|    - read the release notes 
|    - try to compile and run your favorite applications ...

By the way, thank you *VERY* much for the extremely fortuitous timing!!

Due to security issues [don't ask], a Linux web server that had been
running an application server I had written in CMUCL (the usual thing,
sitting between Apache and PostgreSQL) had to be replaced by a different
server that was running a later version of Linux. The old site ran a
Linux 2.4.3 kernel with glibc-2.2.4-32, which ran the precompiled
CMUCL-18e Linux binaries just fine.

Unfortunately, the new site is running RedHat Fedora 2 with a 2.6.5+
kernel and glibc-2.3.3-27 [no, I *didn't* have any say in that!], and
no matter what I try, CMUCL-18e dumps core with a "Segmentation Fault"
at startup. [I'm a FreeBSD guy myself, so all those ever-changing and
incompatible Linux "glibc"s are a complete mystery to me!]

Fortunately, CMUCL-19a-pre3 runs on the new system right out of the box!!!



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