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Re: [Gcl-devel] (no subject)

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] (no subject)
Date: 11 Aug 2003 22:22:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2


Aurelien Chanudet <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi all,
> Yes, I've got a working build using the Mac OS X counterpart of dlopen
> and
> I can provide a native Mac OS X binary (for instance, the final output
> named
> `saved_gcl'), albeit a partially featured one (native relocation
> doesn't work
> yet). I can also provide hints for anyone interested in compiling GCL
> for
> Mac OS X.

Great!  OK here are our steps, I think:

1) If you'd like to be 'the point man' fr GCL Mac OS X, please register
as a user at savannah and email me your user id.

2) I'd like to make sure that one can build cleanly from the soon to
be release 2.5.4 release.  Could you please checkout version 2.5.4
from cvs, and post the minimal steps required to get your build?
(cvs -d:pserver:address@hidden:/cvsroot/gcl co -r
Version_2_5_4 gcl)

3) Could you please try building maxima 5.9.0 with the
--enable-gcl-alt-link configure option, and report your results?

4) If you have time and/or interest, could you please try to build
acl2 mimicking the steps taken in the debian/rules makefile of the
Debian acl2 package, and report your results?

5) Can you please check that you can build an ansi image too
(--enable-ansi), cd into ansi-tests, execute
../unixport/saved_ansi_gcl, (load "gclload.lsp") and report your

Many thanks!

Take care,

> For now, the executable that (si::save-system) produces occupies more
> disk
> space than required, due to some limitations of the Mac OS X
> implementation
> of unexec, and I'm currently attempting to cut its size down.
> I haven't investigated native relocation yet, but I guess it shouldn't
> be too
> difficult to get it to work, using Mac OS X dynamic loader APIs. I was
> asking
> for further insight on relocation in a previous post (dated July 20)
> but I've
> received no answer. I will have a clearer picture of what is needed,
> once I've
> looked at how this is done for elf. For my information, is native
> relocation
> supported for NeXT (see NeXTunixfasl.c) ?
> Cheers,
> Aurelien
> > GCL is fully supported on Debian powerpc, and builds maxima and acl2
> > there passing all tests.  My understanding is that there is some
> > 'fink' mechanism for running such packages under mac os-X, and if so
> > this is my recommendation.  You can grab the powerpc deb from
> > ftp://> ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gcl .
> > We have a gcl developer working on a native mac os-X port, but it is
> > likely that it will not be able to natively relocate .o files at
> > first, meaning that one cannot load .o files, save-system, and then
> > find them on re-execution of the image.  This is a little annoying,
> > but not fatal, as one can build gcl binaries in an alternate fashion
> > using (compiler::link ...).  Currently, GCL ships maxima and acl2
> > using this mechanism on 5 Debian platforms, mips(el), alpha, ia64,
> and
> > hppa.
> > If there is remote ssh access to such a box, I might be able to get
> a
> > native build going.
> > Take care,_______________________________________________
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Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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