New 3.9alpha image is ready! (sort of)

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Tue Jul 5 09:31:26 UTC 2005

Am 05.07.2005 um 06:08 schrieb Doug Way:

> On Jul 4, 2005, at 3:47 PM, bert at wrote:
>>> On Jul 4, 2005, at 1:09 AM, Doug Way wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> However, there's a problem with the MCConfiguration install.  It
>>>> generally works and gets most of the way through it, but it hits an
>>>> error trying to install the SMBase-dew.64 package.  ...
>> Unfortunately, I can't look into this right now.
>> But there might be a bug in SqueakSource - the MCConf upgrade process
>> tries to download the .mcd first (because that's much more  
>> efficient),
>> and if that  fails, it downloads the .mcz. So the server should  
>> return an
>> error if it cannot build the diff. However, it might be that I never
>> tried that because we usually have all package versions in the
>> repository.
>> ...
> Thanks Bert, that was enough for me to go on, at least.  I came up  
> with a fix in MCConfiguration>>versionNamed:for:from: so that it  
> checks if the base version is in the repository first.  It may be  
> better to fix in SqueakSource, but this seems like a reasonable fix  
> for now.
> And of course, I used the new process to commit the fix in  
> 39a. :-)  So, there is a new MonticelloConfigurations-dew.32 in the  
> 39a repository at with the fix.  I also  
> changed the MCConfig update #6676 to include this new version.   
> (Since it was broken before, I just overwrote it in place.)  You  
> can grab the change for the "master" MCConfigurations repository  
> (at Impara?) if it looks good to you.

Ok. I'll be back to Squeak work next week so I can look.

> So anyway, the new 3.9alpha update stream is working!  It installs  
> SMBase and everything else just fine.
> One catch, though... the resulting image is dramatically larger  
> than the original.  3.8-6665 was 11.9MB, the new 3.9a-6676 is  
> 27.7MB... oof.  Not sure if this is a known problem or if it's  
> something that can be easily cleaned up, I've haven't looked into  
> it yet.  The .changes file is the same size.
> In any case, I put this new 3.9a-6676 image + changes in a zip file  
> at  
> for now.  Check it out.  We may want to hold off on making this  
> more publicly available until we look into why the image is so large.

Make sure you flush the Monticello caches (there is a menu option for  
that in the MC browser's repository list menu).

- Bert -

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