[GAP Forum] New update of GAP released

Justin Walker justin at mac.com
Tue Dec 30 14:11:58 GMT 2008

Dear Andrew and Forum,

On Dec 30, 2008, at 2:07 AM, Dr Andrew C Aitchison wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> Dear Forum,
>> On Dec 19, 2008, at 04:23 , John McDermott wrote:
>>> Following the recent announcement of GAP 4.4.11, we announce the  
>>> release of
>>> GAP 4 release 4 update 12 (GAP 4.4.12 for short), which is  
>>> available now from
>>> the GAP Web pages and FTP site. We have made this release quickly  
>>> after the
>>> previous release due to the discovery of a bug introduced in GAP  
>>> 4.4.11 which
>>> could cause GAP to crash whenever a GAP function was executed  
>>> while certain
>>> loops or functions were parsed, for example via the hooks used for  
>>> prompt
>>> colouring.
>> I upgraded from p11 to p12, and then applied the recommended tests:
>> gap>  ReadTest(Filename(DirectoriesLibrary("tst"), "bugfix.tst"));
>> I got one "error":
>> + Record Element: <rec> must be a record (not a boolean)
> There is a line before that message iun my error:
> /usr/gap4r4/pkg/atlasrep/datagens/HSG1-p100B0.m1: Permission denied
> + Record Element: <rec> must be a record (not a boolean)

No; this does not occur in my system.  Both systems are "personal"; I  
am the only user, and permission problems do not seem to be involved.

Thanks for your comments.


Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
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