Posts Tagged ‘quicklisp’

Common Lisp Hunchentoot Quicklisp on Ubuntu Server @ Rackspace VM

November 22, 2016

So after six years I finally get round to revisiting this subject, a lot has changed over the years, but not much either, the basics are still the same.

So you want your own lisp web server to hack away at but where do you start? Well don’t despair, what follows is a recipe for getting such a server running in no time.


So I am using Rackspace servers a bit like you would partition your favourite linux install. We are going to store data on one Rackspace volume, have the live data on another and use a different volume for the server. The basic idea is that you can disconnect your data volumes, spin up a new server and reconnect them if you should need to. This way you can also choose which volumes you need as SSD and which not.

You can find a lot of good “how to” stuff on Rackspace at


Hunchentoot 1.2.1 Gotcha

November 15, 2011

So you have been running hunchentoot for ages and got your grubby paws on 1.2.1 (most likely from but now your sites are throwing stuff like the following at you:

[2011-11-15 22:17:15 [INFO]] No session for session identifier ‘2:9CA87E6B20EE1E45F2637A82CD267198’ (User-Agent: ‘Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1’, IP: ‘’) – [2011-11-15 22:17:15] “GET /index HTTP/1.1” 404 184 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1”

Well don’t dispair, you need to change the instances of hunchentoot:acceptor you create to start hunchentoot to hunchentoot:easy-acceptor. This is because all those funky create-*-dispatcher[-*] functions (used by define-easy-handler and maybe you directly) now belong to the “easy-handler framework”.

(Thanx H4ns for pointing that out.)