[Openmcl-devel] CVS help

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Sun Sep 19 16:29:18 PDT 2004

I'm not sure that there is a good way to do an in-place update.  0.14
and 0.14-dev are different CVS trees (different "repositories"); your
locally checked-out copy of 0.14 contains information (in the files in
the CVS subdirectories) about where (what CVS repository) it came from.

What I do is something like:

shell> mkdir SOMEWHERE/ccl-0.14-dev
shell> cd SOMEWHERE/ccl-0.14-dev
shell> cvs -d :pserver:cvs at clozure.com:/usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14-dev get ccl
# this should create and populate a "ccl" directory

and then copy the 0.14.2-p1 binaries and interfaces into the new "ccl"

I believe that the 0.14.2-p1 image will compile the current bleeding-edge
sources without major problems; there may be some warnings about foreign
structure redefinitions (:* :t) and (:* :void) will eventually be seen
as synonyms; if you recompile a few times, there may be some point at
which they appear not to be.  (The warnings are harmless, in any case.)

There have been problems with code in the bleeding-edge kernel which
tries to use Mach primitives instead of POSIX signals to suspend and
resume threads; one symptom of these problems is a fatal "trap/bkpt"
if the Cocoa event thread is interrupted at the wrong time.  (The bug
causes interrupted system calls to return a bogus value; the Cocoa
event thread actually checks the return value and panics if it's
complete nonsense ...)  I think that I fixed this and just checked in
the proposed fix a few minutes ago.  (This is why it's called "bleeding

On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, Raffael Cavallaro wrote:

> I've been trying unsuccessfully to check out the latest bleeding edge
> (ccl-0.14-dev) sources from CVS for about half an hour now. I've
> followed the instructions given on the web site. I've followed the
> instructions given for the temporary access.
> What exactly is the command line I must enter to checkout or update my
> sources to the latest version. I'd prefer to update - I've downloaded
> and decompressed the latest archive
> (openmcl-darwinppc-all-0.14.2-p1.tar.gz) and would simply like to do a
> cvs update so that I can build from the latest sources.
> I've been trying (after logging in):
> cvs -d :pserver:cvs at clozure.com:/usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14-dev update
> ccl
> but I consistently get the error (no, thats not me pasting the same
> text over and over - this is how the message reads):
> Protocol error: 'Directory' missingE Protocol error: 'Directory'
> missingE Protocol error: 'Directory' missingE Protocol error:
> 'Directory' missingE protocol error: directory
> '/usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14/ccl' not within root
> '/usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14-dev'
> If I try:
> cvs -d :pserver:cvs at clozure.com:/usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14-dev co ccl
> I get this error:
> ? .DS_Store
> ? backtrace.nib
> ? .DS_Store
> ? PPC64
> protocol error: directory '/usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14/ccl' not within
> root '/usr/local/tmpcvs/ccl-0.14-dev'
> What exactly is the incantation to (preferably) update sources to the
> latest bleeding-edge version?
> BTW, the web interface doesn't work either - clicking on "download
> tarball" downloads an archive which, when expanded is only partial
> (i.e., lots of the directory contents are missing).
> Thanks in advance for any help,
> Ralph
> Raffael Cavallaro, Ph.D.
> raffaelcavallaro at mac.com

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