[Newbies] FreeType installation

Conrad Taylor conradwt at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 22:14:11 UTC 2007

Hey Nick, I have had success installing this package from SqueakMap.


On 9/17/07, Nick Ager <nick.ager at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using the image from http://damien.cassou.free.fr/squeak-web/sq3.9-
> 7067web07.08.1.zip and struggling to install the FreeType Plus package
> using
> the "Package Universe Browser".
> The installation freezes with the popup message "installing FreeType Plus-
> plugins version 0.13" and a progress bar "Preamble" that fails to make any
> progress!
> Attempting to debug the problem, I started with a fresh image and
> installed
> FFI. The FFI tests pass. Then FreeType successfully installs four dlls:
> freetype6.dll, ft2plugin.dll, BitBltPlugin.dll and msvsr71.dll, at which
> stage
> the installation freezes. I failed to interrupt the running process and
> found
> the only way to stop it was to kill squeak. It seems to be that Squeak is
> caught in some endless loop, which is gradually using more memory -
> Windows
> starts giving me low virtual memory warnings after sometime.
> When I restart squeak, the same thing happens - the system appears to
> hang, no
> screen redraws, but consuming more and more RAM as time passes.
> Removing the FreeType DLLs from my squeak directory allows me to restart
> squeak and run as normal.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> Nick
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