[squeak-dev] And another thing; updating broken by recent time fetching upheaval

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Feb 21 02:39:58 UTC 2016

On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 08:12:59PM -0500, David T. Lewis wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 04:25:58PM -0800, tim Rowledge wrote:
> > 
> > > On 20-02-2016, at 7:57 AM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > The failure seems to intermittent for me. I tried updating the same
> > > image several times. It failed a couple of times but usually the updates
> > > completed without error.
> > 
> > How odd. I???m not at all sure how intermittent could occur with what we hoped was a deterministic update, but there we are, reality strikes again.
> >
> I don't know. I've been away all day, and checking it again now I can't
> get it to fail any more. Is anyone still having trouble updating their
> trunk image?

To answer my own question: Yes, it is still broken. I tried updating trunk
beginning with a Squeak5.0-15110.image, and it fails with problems related
to #nowWithOffset:.

So there is still a problem with the update maps at this point.


> Intermittent issues would not be entirely surprising in a case like this.
> Anything involving Monticello is going to do a lot of DateAndTime stuff,
> and there are various processes in your image that are also doing
> Chronology things. If things get out of whack for a short period of
> time during updating, it is certainly possible that intermittent errors
> might happen.
> These discussions are part of the reason that I think it will be a good
> thing when we get Chronology moved into its own package. It is also the
> reason that I am nervous about doing the package move, because it
> introduces the possibility of totally screwing up the update stream.
> Dave

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