Just to mention, I also use Kubuntu x86-64 and about 8 months ago I had very much trouble to recompile newer versions of sbcl. It seems that the sbcl ubuntu package is buggy. In the middle of the compilation, it dropped to the LDB (the low-level debugger), then I just quit because I have no idea how it works.

I hope you don't have the same problems there. But if you have, you'll need to download a binary version (like Bruce O'Neel suggested), and, only then, if you wish, compile from the source.

Regards,
Gustavo.

2009/2/11 Nikodemus Siivola <nikodemus@random-state.net>
2009/2/10 Bruce O'Neel <ecl@pckswarms.ch>:

> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 02:15:07PM -0500, Greg Bennett wrote:
>> Good afternoon. I acquired sbcl as part of a package downloaded and
>> installed under Ubuntu8.10.

> You can download 1.0.25's source from http://www.sbcl.org/ on the link labeled
> 1.0.25.  If you you that, untar someplace, cd into the directory and type

...and to remove the Ubuntu packaged version, you can do

 sudo apt-get remove sbcl --purge

(but don't do that before you have build and installed the new one, as
per Bruce's notes. In the future when you update SBCL from sbcl.org
releases, the new one will install on top of the old one. If you're
downloading a release binary you don't need the old SBCL beforehand.)

Cheers,

 -- Nikodemus

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