For some reason, clisp version 2.35 installed from the FreeBSD ports
*FEATURES*; without this, Slime from CVS
stops with a continuable error:
** - Continuable Error INTERN("*DOCUMENTATION*"): #<PACKAGE SYSTEM> is locked If you continue (by typing 'continue'): Ignore the lock and proceed The following restarts are also available: SKIP :R1 skip (COMPILE-FILES-IF-NEEDED-SERIALLY #) STOP :R2 stop loading file /extra/sw/src/slime/swank-loader.lisp ABORT :R3 ABORT
And after that, even if you continue slime is never able to connect to swank.