ITP: ccl - Clozure CL

Darren Hoo darren.hoo at
Wed Jan 5 19:16:58 UTC 2011

Subject: ITP: ccl - Clozure CL
Package: wnpp
Owner: Darren <darren.hoo at>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : ccl
  Version         : 1.6
  Upstream Author : Clozure Associates
* URL             :
* License         : LLGPL (Lisp Lesser GNU Public License)
  Programming Lang: C, Lisp
  Description     : ccl - Clozure CL

I've used ccl for quite a while, lately after I tried
building it, I found that it was quite happy to hack
with its internals. but it is still missing in Debian.
There was a RFP (bug #531616) already, So I really
want to package it into Debian.

For now I have built the packages that can work with
Common Lisp Controller setup ie, install-clc, remove-clc
etc, but there are still several problems left to be

first, to build ccl there is a triple dependency between
kernel, boot-image and full-image.A big full-image from
upstream is needed to build from scratch.

I am wondering how SBCL first got into Debian since it
build-depends on SBCL itself. I have not found any way
to cross compile ccl using SBCL, if that's possible then
it is much easier.

and second, there are some problems when I try to split
the package into ccl and ccl-source , because ccl needs
lisp source file to work properly.
I'm currently working on this. Help is welcome.

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