[V3dot10] Loading packages in 3.10beta 7143
asqueaker at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 01:22:59 UTC 2007
Thanks for your great help Keith! I was able to one-click install
Magma into 3.10 and all the test cases ran through.
I did not realize Monticello was so gnarly in 3.10 (self-modifying
during load, etc.). Thanks for clarifying that. I'm going to try to
make Monticello 1.5 my default Monticello I'll let you know if I have
On 9/22/07, Keith Hodges <keith_hodges at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Chris Muller wrote:
> > I am having trouble with all of the three types of large-grained
> > packages known to Squeak in a freshly downloaded 3.10beta 7143 image.
> > First I tried SqueakMap:
> > - I just want to load OSProcess. When I try to open SqueakMap I get
> > MNU: String class>>numbers. See stack trace below.
> See Edgar's comment, I dont know about SqueakMap.
> > Monticello Configurations:
> > - 3.10 does not come configured to work with Monticello
> > Configurations, one of the best configuration tools available that
> > stays within the realm of Monticello instead of introducing yet
> > another packaging system (like Universes). Oh well, I'll just load up
> > the impara-improved versions of Monticello on which Monticello
> > Configurations can be loaded. Tried to load this version:
> > Name: Monticello-SR.315
> > Author: SR
> > Time: 10 September 2006, 9:55:13 pm
> > UUID: 9eb78ac0-b0c2-48ee-8f89-ee1586d53d62
> > Ancestors: Monticello-SR.314
> The Monticello included in 3.10 is unable to load any other versions of
> Monticello (neither is it able to use MonticelloConfigurations)
> This is because the load code becomes self modifying, and gets modified
> as you load the new version. In doing so it breaks itself. It is
> possible with a lot of careful thought and a fair bit of luck to make
> this work, and I tried to do this in order to make MC1.5 load able by
> other MC's However the version in 3.10 is "impossible" (tm) to work
> around in this respect. The ONLY reliable solution for loading a
> different version of MC into 3.10 is to do a source code file in.
> So... MC1.5 is available from Universes in a bootstrap (i.e. load a .st
> fileout) for the first time you load it. From then on it can load itself
> from the repo.
> > but unfortunately it wouldn't load (see second stack trace, below).
> > Package Universes:
> > Ok, I know there's been some strong "suggestions" from the 3.10 team
> > to use Universes. Ok, I'll give it a chance. Let's see,
> Ah... at this point your Monticello is already broken beyond repair, due
> to your attempt to load another MC. That is why you get the stack trace
> below. The method has been removed by the incoming package, but the
> loading function is still the new implementation which wants that method.
> > open...|Package Universe Browser. Ok, where is OSProcess? I see no
> > Find function like in SqueakMap. I have to look at all categories and
> I use the view all tab to get an alphabetical listing, this is slightly
> easier to find things.
> > guess which one it is under. "System"? Ah, there it is.
> > left-click "OSProcess version V4-3-3". I then left-click the "Select
> > Package" button, then "Install Selections".
> > Another debugger appears. MCOrganization>>addMethodAdditionTo:. See
> > the third stack trace, below.
> > ---------
> > I realize 3.10 is still a beta, but the first thing any Squeak image
> > must be able to do for me is upgrade itself; so I can configure it to
> > what I need.
> > I'm look forward to moving to an image more stable than 3.9.
> > Unfortunately, in the base 3.10beta 7143, all roads led to debuggers
> > for me.
> > - Chris
> I recommend that you do the following...
> With a fresh 3.10 image.
> 1. Open Universes Browser.
> 2. In --persistence-- category find Magma 1.0 tester (r40) and install.
> This should realize dependency on Monticello Configurations, and load
> that in first, but this should require the loading of Monticello 1.5
> which will require the loading of the the MC1.5 bootstrap version.
> Having done this you will have a fully mcm friendly MC1.5 version of 3.10.
> We have two outstanding bugs in MC1.5, loading a new version of a
> package which changes instvars radically needs a package recompile.
> (MC1.0 might not have even attempted to load a package like that). The
> second is something to do with method categories getting lost. I need to
> look into it further. I myself havent seen that bug.
> any how... best of luck with this one click install. Let me know how it
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