[UNIX] 2.8.3

Bruce ONeel beoneel at mindspring.com
Fri Sep 8 11:45:24 UTC 2000

  All of these are now at ftp://st.cs.uiuc.edu/Smalltalk/Squeak/2.8.

Unlike before I've not built the packages with binaries, .image, 
.changes etc.  It looks like the install has gotten just difficult
enough that if you can't manage following a few directions 
and downloading a few files for unix/linux you aren't going
to be sucessful anyway. Plus, the handy dandy .rpm files
are there for those who want them.



Ian Piumarta <Ian.Piumarta at inria.fr> wrote:
> Folks,
> Blessed relief!  I think we're almost there...  In the usual place:
>   Squeak-2.8pre3-ppc-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.gz
>   Squeak-2.8pre3-sparc-sun-solaris2.5.1.tar.gz
>   Squeak-2.8pre3-alphaev56-dec-osf4.0e.tar.gz
>   Squeak-2.8pre3-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
>   Squeak-2.8pre3.tar.gz (the Unix support sources)
>   Squeak-2.8pre3-image.tar.gz (same as pre2, but just in case...)
>   Squeak-2-sources.tar.gz (V2.sources)
> This (hopefully penultimate but still PRE)-release serves three
> purposes:
> 1. Several small (but annoying) bugs fixed, including what
>    seems to be the last of the socket problems that appeared
>    when the SourceForge changes were incorporated.
> 2. Several small (but significant) changes to the build and
>    distribution processes:
>    - various changes for Irix (thanks to Bert) which
>      should make things even more portable elsewhere too;
>    - the tar files now contain "trees" reflecting the suggested
>      installation locations, plus a script to do the install;
>    - problems with FFI configuration should be fixed (it is now
>      never built as as an internal plugin, and the build seems
>      to work ok when libffi is not available).
>    Plus other stuff, but I can't remember what.  Oh yes:
>    - I officially throw in the towel.  There is now a configuration
>      file in the "unix" dir called PLUGINS that describes the
>      obvious thing.  Until something is done about the names of the
>      generated files, this seems the only non-utterly-ludicrous
>      solution.
> 3. I'd like feedback as to whether the following serve any
>    useful purpose whatsoever.  In the same FTP dir as the above tar
>    files:
>      Squeak-2.8-3.ppc.rpm	Squeak-ffi-2.8-3.ppc.rpm
>      Squeak-2.8-3.i386.rpm	Squeak-ffi-2.8-3.i386.rpm
>      Squeak-image-2.8-3.noarch.rpm
>      Squeak-sources-2-1.noarch.rpm
>      Squeak-2.8-3.src.rpm
>      Squeak-image-2.8-3.src.rpm
>      Squeak-sources-2-1.src.rpm
>    The "ffi" stuff has been put into a subpackage to avoid complaints
>    from rpm when installing the basic Squeak package.  (rpm insists
>    that any package including the ffi .so files has libffi.so.1 as a
>    requirement, and refuses to install without a --force/--nodeps
>    switch.  I figured the most elgant solution was a separate package,
>    containing just SqueakFFIPrims.so.)
>    There are no sparc.rpm files, because somebody uninstalled the
>    X11-devel package on our sparc-linux-gnu box while I wasn't
>    looking (and I'm way too lazy to go find the rpm and put it back).
> Voilà.  Enjoy!
> Ian

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