Hey all, the search function didn't like "windows" so I'm not sure if something has been posted about this before...
I'm trying to run sbcl on my windows XP machine, for a class. I'm admittedly new to all this so apologies in advance for my primitive understanding of the topic. The class runs Common Music on Macs, but seeming as I will find it difficult to get access to the labs, I'd like to have a version running on my personal machine. I was suggested to try sbcl etc...
What I've done so far:
I downloaded sbcl-1.0.24-source.tar, emacs-22.3-bin-1386, slime and clm-4.tar. I created a folder in my c directory and called it home. and two inside that called jordan and bin. I installed emacs to C:\home\bin\emacs and sbcl to C:\home\bin\sbcl. I extracted SLIME to C:\home\bin\emacs\site-lisp\slime and clm to C:\home\clm-4. This was all done following this guide http://www.pchristensen.com/blog/articles/installing-sbcl-emacs-and-slime-on-windows-xp/
. I continued following the guide, making the necessary modifications to .emacs etc.
When i open emacs i firstly open the directory C:\home\clm-4, where i can see a list of files including all.lisp. Then I run slime by doing M-x slime. Then i enter the command (load "all.lisp") but i get the error:
couldn't fork child process: No such file or directory
[Condition of type SIMPLE-ERROR]
0: [RETRY] Retry SLIME REPL evaluation request.
1: [ABORT] Return to SLIME's top level.
2: [ABORT] Abort
3: [CLOSE-CONNECTION] Close SLIME connection
4: [ABORT] Exit debugger, returning to top level.
Plus more... My tutor thought the problem might be a lack of a c compiler, although i do have cygwin installed. In any case i got a hold of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition and extracted it to c:\home\ms-visual-c (wasn't sure about where it should go). This didn't sort the problem, however.
Does anybody know where I'm going wrong? Maybe the wrong complier, or sbcl is the wrong place to start??
Thanks very much,