[Maxima] INSTALL.lisp correction

KONOVALOV, Vadim (Vadim)** CTR ** vkonovalov at alcatel-lucent.com
Wed Apr 9 09:27:56 CDT 2008


> >  attached is the correction for purely Lisp-based procedure 
> for SBCL.
> >
> >  the point is - shell script "maxima" within "src" 
> directory expects to
> > have "core" file, not executable, so " :executable t" is 
> not correct.
> 
> Instead why not change the script so that it expects an executable?

I guess Makefile generates "maxima.core" binary compatible with current shell script ./src/maxima, i.e. not an ELF but lisp memory runable via "--core" parameter

> That way SBCL need not be installed on the system which is going
> to run Maxima, right?

Yes, this is a nice feature.
But having "core" files could also be useful for other purposes (for debugging maxima under SLIME?)

OTOH, if making executable, then it should be named other than "maxima.core"

Best regards,
Vadim.



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