Have you installed all the bug fixes?
This sequence of commands works for me fine. Note that the GUAVA package is
not fully debugged for GAP 4.1. I haven't run into any issues with it yet.
From: John A Ryan <email@example.com>
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Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 20:11:54 -0000
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Subject: GoppaCode commandx:=Indeterminate(GF(2),"x"); G:=x^2+x+1; L:=Elements(GF(8)); G:=GoppaCode(G,L);