Problem with ECL (embeddable common lisp) 12.2.1 on Lion

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at
Wed Jul 18 07:02:30 PDT 2012

On 7/17/12 Jul 17 -12:41 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at
> <mailto:rpgoldman at>> wrote:
>     "dlopen(/Users/rpg/lisp/asdf/tmp/fasls/ecl-12.2.1-unknown-macosx-x86/test/file3.fas,
>     10): Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libffi.5.dylib
>  (...)
>     ecl @12.2.1_0 has no dependencies.
> That'd be a legitimate port bug, yes.  File a ticket against ecl; in the
> meantime if you rebuild it with "sudo port -n -f upgrade ecl" it should
> pick up the updated libffi.

Actually, FWIW, that upgrade command did not fix ecl.

My attempt to run it yielded

--->  Scanning binaries for linking errors: 100.0%
--->  No broken files found.

and then

;;; Loading
LOAD: Could not load file
10): Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libffi.5.dylib
  Referenced from:
  Reason: image not found")

I have reported the issue on trac:

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