[my gmane post did not seem to go through. so I am emailing it]

I have no system-wide .sbclrc. Although my user .sbclrc used to load perfectly fine
from the Windows command shell, when I attempt to start sbcl, it no longer does. It is located at:

 c:/Documents and Settings/W049945/Application Data/.sbclrc

even though I had no problems with it loading from here before.

The manual says it loads HOME/.sbclrc but HOME is not defined in my environment. However, it was loading the .sbclrc loaded at  c:/Documents and Settings/W049945/Application Data
just fine.

What is odd is that after I supply the --userinit option with the location of my .sbclrc, then SBCL fails to find the sb-introspect package even though it used to.

All of the above is happening directly from the Windows command shell. It all started happening with I played around with trying to get SBCL to run Common Music (http://commonmusic.sf.net) and when that failed I got it running under Clisp. But now I want to move back to SBCL for development and it is failing.

Transcript of load after manually supplying --userinit follows:

C:\>sbcl --userinit "c:\\Documents and Settings\\w049945\\Application Data\\.sbclrc"
This is SBCL 1.0.9, an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp.
More information about SBCL is available at <http://www.sbcl.org/>.

SBCL is free software, provided as is, with absolutely no warranty.
It is mostly in the public domain; some portions are provided under
BSD-style licenses.  See the CREDITS and COPYING files in the
distribution for more information.

This is experimental prerelease support for the Windows platform: use
at your own risk.  "Your Kitten of Death awaits!"

SBCL is free software, provided as is, with absolutely no warranty.
It is mostly in the public domain; some portions are provided under
BSD-style licenses.  See the CREDITS and COPYING files in the
distribution for more information.

This is experimental prerelease support for the Windows platform: use
at your own risk.  "Your Kitten of Death awaits!"
* (asdf:operate 'asdf:load-op 'redick)

; loading system definition from
; C:\cygwin\home\W049945\prg\redick\lisp\redick.asd into #<PACKAGE "ASDF0">
; registering #<SYSTEM REDICK {ACE8319}> as REDICK
; loading system definition from
; C:\cygwin\home\W049945\prg\lisp-asdf\series-2.2.9\series.asd into
; #<PACKAGE "ASDF0">
; registering #<SYSTEM SERIES {AFA2979}> as SERIES
; registering #<SYSTEM SERIES-TESTS {B0AF3B9}> as SERIES-TESTS

; compiling file "C:\\cygwin\\home\\W049945\\prg\\redick\\lisp\\util\\array.lisp
" (written 19 DEC 2007 11:19:17 AM):
; compiling (IN-PACKAGE :REDICK)
; compiling (DEFUN NOUN-RANK ...)
; compiling (DEFUN NOUN-SHAPE ...)
; compiling (DEFUN SET-ARRAY! ...)
; compiling (DEFUN PRODUCT-SCAN ...)
; compiling (DEFUN PRODUCT-SCAN_ ...)
; compiling (DEFUN ARRAY->VECTOR ...)
; compiling (DEFUN ARRAY-SPLIT ...)
; compiling (DEFUN ARRAY-JOIN ...)
; file: C:\cygwin\home\W049945\prg\redick\lisp\util\array.lisp
; in: DEFUN ARRAY-JOIN
;     (LET* ((REDICK::CURRENT-DIMENSIONS (ARRAY-DIMENSIONS REDICK::A))
;          (REDICK::ZEROES
;           (MAKE-SEQUENCE 'LIST (LENGTH REDICK::CURRENT-DIMENSIONS)
;                          :INITIAL-ELEMENT 0))
;          (REDICK::INNER-DIMENSIONS
;           (ARRAY-DIMENSIONS (APPLY #'AREF REDICK::A REDICK::ZEROES)))
;          (REDICK::TARGET-DIMENSIONS
;           (APPEND REDICK::CURRENT-DIMENSIONS REDICK::INNER-DIMENSIONS))
;          (REDICK::TARGET-ARRAY (MAKE-ARRAY REDICK::TARGET-DIMENSIONS))
;          (REDICK::TARGET-ARRAY-INDICES
;           (REDICK::X-PROD (MAPCAR #'REDICK::IOTA REDICK::TARGET-DIMENSIONS)))
;          (REDICK::SPLIT-POINT (LENGTH REDICK::CURRENT-DIMENSIONS))
;          (REDICK::TMP
;           (FORMAT T "array-join: ~A~%" REDICK::TARGET-ARRAY-INDICES)))
;     (PROGN
;      (LOOP REDICK::FOR REDICK::TAI REDICK::IN REDICK::TARGET-ARRAY-INDICES
;            REDICK::FOR (REDICK::OUTER-I REDICK::INNER-I) =
;            (MULTIPLE-VALUE-LIST
;             (REDICK::SEQUENCE-PARTITION REDICK::TAI REDICK::SPLIT-POINT))
;            DO
;            (LET* (# #)
;              (SETF # REDICK::INNER-VAL)))
;      REDICK::TARGET-ARRAY))
;
; caught STYLE-WARNING:
;   The variable TMP is defined but never used.


; C:\cygwin\home\W049945\prg\redick\lisp\util\array.fasl written
; compilation finished in 0:00:00
WARNING:
   COMPILE-FILE warned while performing #<COMPILE-OP NIL {B454D21}> on
   #<CL-SOURCE-FILE "array" {B477C81}>.

debugger invoked on a SB-KERNEL:SIMPLE-PACKAGE-ERROR:
  The name "SB-INTROSPECT" does not designate any package.

Type HELP for debugger help, or (SB-EXT:QUIT) to exit from SBCL.

restarts (invokable by number or by possibly-abbreviated name):
  0: [RETRY ] Retry performing #<LOAD-OP NIL {B477C91}> on
              #<CL-SOURCE-FILE "fns" {B477CD1}>.
  1: [ACCEPT] Continue, treating #<LOAD-OP NIL {B477C91}> on
              #<CL-SOURCE-FILE "fns" {B477CD1}> as having been successful.
  2: [ABORT ] Exit debugger, returning to top level.

(SB-INT:%FIND-PACKAGE-OR-LOSE "SB-INTROSPECT")
0] ;
--
Terrence Brannon - SID W049945
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