I did

~/opt/picoLisp/src64$ ~/opt/picoLisp/pil +

and the REPL came up. No, I don't have the old Ubuntu installed. That might
have been another computer. So now I should do the soft links (mentioned in
the INSTALL) if I want to make it global, correct?


On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de>
wrote:

> Hi Larry,
>
> > I'm back again after a pause. Anyway, trying to install 15.11 but getting
> > confused. The INSTALL file says to
> >
> > $ (cd src64; make)
> >
> > Good. That worked fine on my Ubuntu 15.10. Now it's in ~/opt/picoLisp/
> and
> > the ~/opt/picoLisp/bin/ has picoLisp, pil, pilIndent, pilPretty, psh,
> > replica, watchdog as executables.
>
> Perfect! This means that you successfully compiled the PicoLisp
> executable.
>
> It must be that you have already installed a global PicoLisp from the
> Ubuntu distribution, so that al that "bootstrapping" stuff is not
> necessary. Once you have a picolisp running, it is used to build the new
> one.
>
>
> > pil doesn't work because it expects a
> > soft link to /usr/bin/picolisp. But ./picolisp works and gives me a REPL.
>
> "./picolisp" is not the recommended way. You should be in the installation
> directory (the one you executed (cd src64; make) from, and then do
>
>    $ ./pil +
>
> or call
>
>    $ ~/opt/picoLisp/pil +
>
> from any place.
>
> The point is to call 'pil' either with an absolute (like above) or a
> relative path (e.g. ../foo/bar/pil +), or with the default path in which
> case it resolves to /usr/bin/pil typically (i.e. the Ubuntu version in
> your case).
>
>
> > I'm assuming I'm not finished, right?
>
> No, you are :)
> ♪♫ Alex
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