[squeak-dev] Problems Running Squeak On FreeBSD 10.1

B J quarterwavevertical at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 12:18:55 UTC 2014

On 12/5/14, John Briggs <johneb47 at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 05, 2014 at 04:25:13AM +0000, B J wrote:
>> I recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (Intel i386) on an external hard
>> drive, using Mate as the desktop and Slim as the login manager.  I am
>> having problems in getting Squeak to run on that system.
>> I used:
>> pkg install squeak
>> and the version that's installed is squeak-4.10.2_2
>> Running as root, I get the following messages:
>> CHECKING cogvm
>> CHECKING squeakvm
>> Illegal instruction (core dumped)
>> The result is a 1 GB file named squeakvm.core in the root directory.
>> If I remove it and re-install it through as a port,  I get the same
>> messages with squeakvm.core now located in:
>> /usr/ports/lang/squeak/work/state/usr/local/lib/squeak/4.10.2-2614/
>> Squeak itself, without an image specified in the command line, appears
>> to run, so it seems that the installation has problems in reading
>> images.
> Try this method:
> create a local working directory (lwd) for Squeak.
> copy Squeak image and changes files to lwd.
> from the command line:
>  cd lwd
>  squeak squeak.image
> If this works create a shortcut to the desktop with the same commands
> for the shortcut

For some of my earlier attempts, I used an image on the root desktop
but Squeak didn't like that, either.  However, I'll try it again using
a separate directory, though I don't see why it should matter where
the image is located.



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