CMUCL on Debian


CMUCL is currently broken on Debian. The problem is caused by bugs added to Linux by the Debian patches. You will have to use an official Linux kernel. See the Debian bug report for details.

CMUCL was broken due to the bad kernel in sarge, but the current release (etch) has a kernel that works perfectly with CMUCL.

CMUCL has been 'ported' to Debian by Peter Van Eynde.


    • What about 'lazy mode'?
    • It is seriously broken at the moment. I need some time to fix it, time I won't have for some time. So I decided to disable it in the newest versions. After the freeze of the new debian release (or when I found the fix) 'lazy mode' should work again.
    • Could you summarize the main differences of your tree from the tree? For example, outline the differences between the safe and normal kernels (which aspects of the language are affected by the high-security feature).
    • Documenting the diff is on my (pretty long) to-do list. Mainly the safe core should not have problems with ansi-test.

A few Debian CMUCL hints. Most are debianized versions of CMUCL Hints