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Re: GIT version: autocompiling startup file

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: GIT version: autocompiling startup file
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:54:54 +0100

On 26 Jan 2011, at 22:10, Andy Wingo wrote:

When starting with 'guile -l', autocompiling fails, even with an
empty file.

I found the error:

On my computer, the directory ~/.cache/ had already been created by
another program, setting another owner so that guile could not create
its directories in it. Then, in the function compiled-file-name in file
system/base/compile.scm, the exception from ensure-writable-dir  is
converted to #f, which is the argument after "string" in the error
message above.

Thanks for the detailed report.  I believe I've fixed this in git to
give a more sensible error.

On Mac OS X, there are two locations for cached objects; when put there, the system will assume they can be regenerated and not be backed up. These would be
if keeping to Mac tradition using uppercase names. One can also mark ~/.cache/ to be the same kind of area.

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