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#1689 build with ECL on Windows fails


When building Maxima 5.18.1 using ECL on Windows and following the instructions in INSTALL.LISP one receives the following error: -

>>>>>>> (trace mk:oos) (mk:oos "maxima" :compile)
The function MAKE:OOS is already traced.
>>>>>>> | 2> (MAKE:OOS "maxima" :COMPILE)
;;; Loading "C:/maxima-5.18.1/src/binary-ecl/maxima-package.obj"
Found invalid character Soh
Broken at MAKE::LOAD-FILE-OPERATION. File: #P"C:/maxima-5.18.1/lisp-utils/defsystem.lisp" (Form #226)
No restarts available.
Broken at MAKE::LOAD-FILE-OPERATION. File: #P"C:/maxima-5.18.1/lisp-utils/defsystem.lisp" (Form #226)

I found the solution is to copy a more recent defsystem.lisp library to the lisp-utils folder. The version supplied with Maxima is: -

DEFSYSTEM 3.4 Interim 3.

One that works and is bundled with ECL 9 is: -

DEFSYSTEM 3.6 Interim.

Would it be possible to update to the latest one in the Maxima source repository?


  • Dieter Kaiser

    Dieter Kaiser - 2010-07-03

    This bug report seems to be out of date.
    Now we have Maxima 5.21.
    Perhaps we can get a new bug report, when the issue is still present.
    Setting the status to pending and the resolution to "out of date".
    Dieter Kaiser

  • Dieter Kaiser

    Dieter Kaiser - 2010-07-03
    • status: open --> pending
  • SourceForge Robot

    • status: pending --> closed
  • SourceForge Robot

    This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
    previously set to a Pending status, and the original submitter
    did not respond within 14 days (the time period specified by
    the administrator of this Tracker).


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