I've run slime successfully with sbcl on OS X for several years now,
but since I upgraded to an Intel Core 2 Duo, I had to recompile sbcl
and slime and re-install both.
As of last friday, sbcl no longer plays well with slime.
I compiled sbcl 1.0.43 from source and installed it in /usr/local/bin.
It works fine from the command line.
But when invoking sbcl from within slime in emacs, I get the following
; file: /opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/slime/swank-sbcl.lisp
; in: EVAL-WHEN (:COMPILE-TOPLEVEL :LOAD-TOPLEVEL :EXECUTE)
; (REQUIRE 'SWANK-BACKEND::SB-POSIX)
; caught ERROR:
; (during compile-time-too processing)
; Don't know how to REQUIRE SB-POSIX.
; See also:
; The SBCL Manual, Variable SB-EXT:*MODULE-PROVIDER-FUNCTIONS*
; The SBCL Manual, Function REQUIRE
; compilation unit aborted
; caught 1 fatal ERROR condition
; caught 1 ERROR condition
; compilation aborted because of fatal error:
; SB-INT:SIMPLE-READER-PACKAGE-ERROR at 1839 (line 62, column 18) on
for "file /opt/local/share\
; package "SB-POSIX" not found
; ; compilation aborted after 0:00:02.421
;; Error while compiling /opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/slime/swank-
;; COMPILE-FILE returned NIL.
Now I should mention that I installed slime via MacPorts, and it is
Slime works perfectly, it runs my other variants of lisp (clisp, ccl,
ecl, etc...) fine.