Problem with ECL (embeddable common lisp) 12.2.1 on Lion

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Jul 19 07:46:39 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman at>wrote:

> That fasl (fast load) file is not the problem. It is recompiled as part of
> the testing process, so if it still references the stale libffi, then the
> ECL compiler is still referencing it, despite the port upgrade. So the port
> upgrade is not sufficient to fix the problem. I don't know enough about the
> mechanics to understand why the command Brandon supplied did not trigger a
> rebuilding of the ECL compiler, but it didn't.

Or it did but that wasn't enough.  It occurs to me that, if it's generating
FASLs as shared objects, it may have a hardcoded reference somewhere in the
source code (a string, not a linker reference that would be updated
automatically) and a patch would be needed to update that.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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