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:
> Blessed relief! I think we're almost there... In the usual place:
> 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
> 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
> 3. I'd like feedback as to whether the following serve any
> useful purpose whatsoever. In the same FTP dir as the above tar
> 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
> 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!
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