Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216884
gcl: xmaxima can't open socket
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:49 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #216539 +++
Description of problem:
I can use maxima in the console, but if i start xmaxima i get this error message:
Maxima 5.10.0 http://maxima.sourceforge.net
Using Lisp GNU Common Lisp (GCL) GCL 2.6.7 (aka GCL)
Distributed under the GNU Public License. See the file COPYING.
Dedicated to the memory of William Schelter.
This is a development version of Maxima. The function bug_report()
provides bug reporting information.
(%i1) jfa: starting server on port 4008
couldn't open socket:
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2006-11-22 09:59 EST --
Looks like we're not alone, Ubuntu has the same problem:
Their recommendations were to use a different maxima-runtime (one of
maxima-runtime-clisp, maxima-runtime-cmucl, maxima-runtime-sbcl).
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2006-11-22 10:04 EST --
Upon closer inspection of ubuntu's report, they claim it to be a gcl bug, see
closing this (for now), as the bug that prompted it seems to be not reproducible.