[Vm-dev] Unix VM closure enabled?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Jul 17 20:22:42 UTC 2009

On 17.07.2009, at 21:55, Andreas Wacknitz wrote:

> Am 17.07.2009 um 18:46 schrieb Bert Freudenberg:
>> On 17.07.2009, at 18:25, Andreas Wacknitz wrote:
>>> Am 17.07.2009 um 13:23 schrieb Damien Cassou:
>>>> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 12:56 AM, Andreas  
>>>> Raab<andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
>>>>> In any case, what is the process that users have to go through  
>>>>> to get a
>>>>> closure-enabled VM on their preferred Unix flavor?
>>>> Download the 'GNU/Linux and other Unix' VM from:
>>> I don't understand why UNIX is mentioned if only a Linux VM is  
>>> available under this entry.
>>> I really would like to see a real (and actual) UNIX VM available  
>>> for download.
>> There are very few non-Linux Unix users in the Squeak community. If  
>> someone would step forward to maintain a Solaris or *BSD or  
>> whatever unixy VM binary they would be welcome. Until then,  
>> everyone who needs it compiles their
> I intend to create Solaris SPARC packages. Alas I have some problems  
> with prerequisites at the moment. Libffi-3.0.8 has
>   expected passes: 1049
>   unexpected failures: 285
>   unsupported tests: 15
> I want to find out how to reduce the amount of failures (if  
> possible). Then I will try to create real packages (not just tar  
> files like on http://www.squeakvm.org/unix/)
> I don't like the /usr/local locations in the archives that are  
> provided at squeakvm because they violate the SysV specifications.
> Alas I have to patch some places that were already fixed several  
> months ago but nobody commited the changes.
> Of course I am also waiting for the closure changes appearing in the  
> UNIX sources...

/usr/local is just the default location for user-compiled software. If  
you are building system packages you can of course change that, use  
the prefix option for the configure script.

>> Alternatively, someone could set up compiling VMs on a build farm,  
>> which various projects do provide (even for free). That way we'd  
>> get more VM binaries (and hopefully the users would report back  
>> with problems).
> Wow, where is a SPARC build system? :D

SourceForge used to have a Compile Farm but when I looked now it was  
discontinued. But this one seems to be still alive:


- Bert -

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