[Newbies] What to do when package install fails?
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Feb 22 12:15:46 UTC 2007
On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 06:50:18PM -0800, Blake wrote:
> Here's a good noob question:
> What should one do when a package install fails?
> I downloaded the squeak dev image 76 which doesn't seem to have
> Seaside installed (it's supposed to as far as I can tell) but when I try
> to load the Seaside installer, that fails during "initialization". (Same
> on all versions: The progress bar gets about 1/3 of the way and then
> stops. I havet to Alt+. out of it.)
> I never know what to do when that happens: Is the environment in an
> unstable state at that point? Is it best to just quit without saving? If I
> load an earlier version of the package is that okay?
I usually save my image right before loading a new package. If something
goes wrong, I quit without saving, so no harm is done. If I am loading
several packages, I may use "save as new version" after loading a few
of them so I don't have to reload everything if something goes wrong
on say the sixth package.
Of course it is also a good idea to occasionally save backup copies
of your working image and changes files in a safe place.
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