February 19, 2009

at Thursday, February 19, 2009 Labels: , , Posted by Billy

If you have a pre 1.0.0 version of Hunchentoot installed on your system, you'll be happy to know that upgrading is fairly easy. But be warned! Hunchentoot 1.0 is incompatible with code written for older versions!

Using asdf-upgrade is the easiest way to upgrade. First launch SBCL with root priveliges:

sudo sbcl

If you do not have asdf-upgrade, you'll need to install it:
(require 'asdf-install)
(asdf-install:install 'asdf-upgrade)

Choose a system wide install. Again, I usally skip gpg checks, but if you're inclined to check them this is a great site: http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~jch/software/pgp-validating.html

Now we can use asdf-upgrade.
(require 'asdf-upgrade)

To see a list of out-dated packages run the report function:

To upgrade Hunchentoot, as well as your other packages, run the upgrade command:

Now we can run Hunchentoot 1.0:
(require 'hunchentoot)
(hunchentoot:start (make-instance 'hunchentoot:acceptor :port 4242))

Point your browser to and you should see the Hunchentoot default page.

See my previous post for further configuration details of Hunchentoot. Some major differences between the current version and older versions include discontinued support for mod_lisp and a different api to start and stop the server.