[Vm-dev] unix start scripts, pwd and error

Markus Lampert markuslampert at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 25 02:49:29 UTC 2010

Hi Dave,

Turns out that the whole discussion was  about the exact same version of the VM, so I guess it might still be released with a new version of the VM. The previous thread happened on squeak-dev:


Have fun,

----- Original Message ----
> From: David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>
> To: Squeak Virtual Machine Development Discussion <vm-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> Sent: Wed, March 24, 2010 6:41:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [Vm-dev] unix start scripts, pwd and error
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 06:16:10PM -0700, Markus Lampert 
> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just downloaded the latest 
> VM (Squeak- from the website and installed 
> it.
> I remember having a discussion a few months ago about 
> certain unix setup issues (to do with symbolic links) and 'error' as a 
> utility.
> I can't remember the solution for error (which isn't 
> available under Linux (debian)), but I remember that instead of just calling 
> 'pwd' to determine the 'bindir' we changed it to 'pwd -P', which is portable to 
> all UNIX variants (at the time) and also deals correctly with symbolic links. 
> These changes don't seem to have made it into the current vm download.
> Did those changes not make it in (yet) or am I looking in the wrong 
> places?


Can you provide a link to the earlier discussion, 
> or to a Mantis report?


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