In setting up Lispbox on a Windows machine I found it wouldn’t run. From a command prompt, running lispbox.bat, returned “Access is denied”.
I discovered that the Security settings on the EXEs were set to not allow them to run.
I realized that I had unzipped the downloaded zip with the unzip included in Cygwin.
After unzipping the Lispbox download with a copy of WinZip the problem went away.
If you see errors like the following while installing Ruby and Rails
custom_require.rb:21:in `require__': No such file to load -- zlib (LoadError)
See the following links as I found them helpful.
This is worth repeating if someone needs this tip and finds it earlier than I did.
When building on some versions of Linux, Emacs will seg fault during the build. It is mentioned in the etc/PROBLEMS but was unclear. Eric Raymond posted a cleaned up PROBLEMS file that makes it more clear. (His post is here ).
In short I entered the following and Emacs built fine.
setarch i386 ./configure setarch i386 make
If you have put scripts using scp that timeout due to a slow connection or if you are tunneling out through a proxy. Ty the following flags passed into scp.
-o ServerAliveCountMax=1500 -o ServerAliveInterval=20
I found a great Ant tip over at
With it you can debug your classpath references quite nicely.