On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Seth Burleigh <email@example.com>
Im guessing that theres some mechanism in place to prevent users from
loading those static library.asd files from regular lisp code, because
directly evaluating (require 'utils) from my c program works perfectly,
You are guessing too much. Sorry for letting you write and write without answer, but your flow of emails just coincided with me travelling a long way, disconnected.
The *.asd file that ASDF was producing was missing a detail, that is :class asdf:prebuilt-system I have uploaded a patch that fixes this, but I could not test it. Hope it solves your problem.