[squeak-dev] Installer ensureRecentMetacello is now broken

Beckmann, Tom Tom.Beckmann at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de
Wed Jun 17 06:37:31 UTC 2020

Hi Tim,

sorry to hear that you encountered troubles during your demo.

If I understand correctly we have already moved the blame from Metacello to a later step in the loading process, or am I mistaken? Could you send the do-its you were trying to execute so I can try to reproduce the problems here?

From: Squeak-dev <squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org> on behalf of tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>
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Subject: Re: [squeak-dev] Installer ensureRecentMetacello is now broken

> On 2020-06-16, at 4:02 PM, Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de> wrote:
> From what I see,  Zinc and FileSystem(incl. FileLocator) are Test-specific. These should surely be fixed but are most probably harmless for Metacello use.

OK, that's interesting - and not at all obvious when you're desperately trying to rescue a demo!

> That said, what was actually the faulty behavior you observed?

The immediate fault was the Seaside error I've just sent a mail about (deprecation warning causing triggering of a deeper Seaside bug) and then one I still have no idea about (loading OSProcess with `Installer ss...` worked but following that with attempting to load Cryptography via `Installer ss...` lead to as-yet incomprehensible URL failures). You have to start debugging somewhere and seeing a load of errors in a foundational load system must inevitably make you suspicious of everything that follows.

OK,  now let's see what is actually happening with loading crypto...

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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