Downloading Gnu Common Lisp

This pages describes how to download and install Gnu Common Lisp (GCL) assuming you have a PC running Linux.

First, get the packages gcl and libgmp3 (click the button Go To Download Page and download each file).

This will download files such as gcl_2.5.0.cvs20020625-43_i386.deb and libgmp3_4.0.1_i386.deb; then install using:

dpkg --install libgmp*.deb
dpkg --install gcl*.deb

cp /usr/bin/gcl /usr/bin/lisp

Now you should be able to run gcl using the command gcl or /usr/bin/gcl . You should also be able to use it from within Emacs using the command M-x run-lisp