[Vm-dev] Unix VM closure enabled?

Andreas Wacknitz A.Wacknitz at gmx.de
Fri Jul 17 20:36:15 UTC 2009

Am 17.07.2009 um 22:22 schrieb Bert Freudenberg:

> 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.
/usr/local violates SysV specs. User compiled software should be  
installed to /opt for SysV. /usr/local is only valid for BSD and Linux  

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