Release Meta-problems (repository woes)

Adrian Lienhard adi at
Mon Jun 18 09:13:54 UTC 2007

Hi Jerome,

We have implemented deleting packages quite some time ago as this was  
requested by the 3.9 release team.
Apparently, these changes have never been deployed on the  
SqueakFoundation SqueakSource server (however, they are deployed on, where this change is also available).

So, the question probably is, who is reponsible for this server and  
will do the upgrade?


On Jun 18, 2007, at 00:04 , Jerome Peace wrote:

> Release Meta-problems (repository woes)
> Hi all,
> This is from some private correspondence with Edgar.
> I thought that this part of the response needed to be
> brought to the attention of those responsible for this
> and future releases.
> A good place to follow the public thread from which
> this correspondence started is:
> 000636.html
>>> I don't understand this. How is the "sandbox"
>> involved
>>> in this problem? I.E. The problem of the wrong
>> file
>>> ending up in the 310 working directory.
>> But I can't delete wrong files in 310 repository.
>> Ralph tell he can't delete
>> besides he have privileges to do.
> So you have the power to mess things up without the
> power to set things right.
> That is a high order bug.
> It needs to be remedied here and it needs to be noted
> so future release teams don't have the same problem.
> I can also see it comes from not having a proper back
> up stream for the repository. It should be possible to
> "turn-back-the-clock" and deal with the state of the
> world before problems were generated.
> Can anyone comment on what the situation is with the
> release repositories and their backups (or lack there
> of)
> Yours in curiosity and service, --Jerome Peace
> Note sent to squeakdev with copies to v3dot10 and Edgar
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