[squeak-dev] bad URL in instruction on how to build Unix VM from
bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Aug 12 18:48:36 UTC 2009
On 12.08.2009, at 19:57, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
> A friend of mine is trying to build Linux VMs in such a way that he
> use the parallel port from Squeak with the library mentioned in
> He tried following the instructions in
> but the server mentioned there no longer exists. I told him to replace
> squeak.hpl.hp.com with www.squeakvm.org in the URL and that worked. It
> would be nice if the page could be fixed since he is trying to create
> something that can be reproduced by many teachers in Uruguay who a
> pretty clueless about Squeak, much less about compiling VMs.
> Previously he had tried downloading the 3.7-7 sources from the link in
> http://www.squeakvm.org/unix/ but that doesn't include FFI by default.
> Patching generated file such as plugins.int didn't help and VMMaker
> the one included in Squeak 3.7 images and the latest one downloaded
> a 3.10.2 image) refused to allow FFI to be dragged to either the
> internal or external plugin lists.
> The reason for trying 3.7-7 first instead of the very latest sources
> that a change in character input introduced in 3.9-4 makes it
> incompatible with normal Squeak images (I imagine it works with Etoys
> images) if your keyboard has any "strange" characters. I just have to
> press "~" or something like that to get a debugger with new VMs.
> -- Jecel
I assume you meant to send this to vm-dev?
Anyway, I just downloaded Squeak-3.7-7.i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz and
FFI is in there. So I don't know why you think FFI is not "included by
default". Same for the source tarball, the pre-generated sources for
FFI are there as well as the cross-platform and unix sources.
And VMMaker does not let you drag a plugin if it cannot find the
platform files that plugin needs. So enter the path to the platforms
directory correctly, then it should work.
- Bert -
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