[squeak-dev] Re: [Box-Admins] Updating VMs and possible conflicts

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Jul 3 00:24:10 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 12:36:15PM -0700, Eliot Miranda wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:04 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> > The script is installed as /usr/local/bin/squeak.
> >
> > Yes that is the one that might get stepped on by the Cog install.
> >
> What cog install is this?  The Cog tarballs on my site don't install
> anywhere specific.  They unpack to a directory called e.g. coglinuxht,
> cogspurlinux, etc.  They don't stomp on anything.

The squeakvm interpreter VM is typically installed in /usr/local/, so the
start script is /usr/local/bin/squeak. This has been the case for the last
15 years or so.

If a unix/linux installs Cog, they will typically want to install it in
/usr/local/. In that case, the Cog start script stomps on the squeakvm
start script.

The same issue exists for installation in /usr/ as opposed to /usr/local/.


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