Benjamin Benninghofen | 2 Oct 00:25 2003
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Re: Internet address conflict between namespace and local.boot file


    This sounds perfectly reasonable... but it happens that I have spent 
    countless hours,
    years ago, to load many symbolic packages into my own "complete world".
    In many cases  (like those of Joshua,  Concordia or Plexi or...) the 
    installation
    was rather difficult, in the sense that many of the paths expected by 
    the installation program
    were not existing, mayne they were not made for a Mac Ivory
    and I had to do many fixes, by hand. I have of course completely 
    forgotten now
    how I managed to do it, but I remember that it took a long time.

This sounds very strange.

Do you have access to the Distribution Tape or CD-ROMs of the Symbolics
software to be reinstalled ? 
By writing the Translation files you decide yourself where the Files
of the system are stored. Just load the same Translation files for
"Restore Distribution" and "Load System". Then everything works without
the problems you mentioned. 

Below I appended one of the files I loaded to build our Genera 8.3 worlds.
After loading the file you can call (WFORM) and click on the presented
form. Then you wait some hours and enter the "Save World" command.

               I understand that it would then be also logic to create a 
    totally new namespace and site, but
    would it be also necessary to start again from the Distribution-World 
    and rebuild all my favorite worlds ?
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Robert Coquereaux | 10 Oct 00:22 2003
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Re: Internet address conflict between namespace and local.boot file


Le jeudi, 2 oct 2003, à 00:25 Europe/Paris, Benjamin Benninghofen a 
écrit :

>
>
>     This sounds perfectly reasonable... but it happens that I have 
> spent
>     countless hours,
>     years ago, to load many symbolic packages into my own "complete 
> world".
>     In many cases  (like those of Joshua,  Concordia or Plexi or...) 
> the
>     installation
>     was rather difficult, in the sense that many of the paths expected 
> by
>     the installation program
>     were not existing, mayne they were not made for a Mac Ivory
>     and I had to do many fixes, by hand. I have of course completely
>     forgotten now
>     how I managed to do it, but I remember that it took a long time.
>
> This sounds very strange.
>
> Do you have access to the Distribution Tape or CD-ROMs of the Symbolics
> software to be reinstalled ?
> By writing the Translation files you decide yourself where the Files
> of the system are stored. Just load the same Translation files for
> "Restore Distribution" and "Load System". Then everything works without
> the problems you mentioned.
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Benjamin Benninghofen | 10 Oct 14:24 2003
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Re: Internet address conflict between namespace and local.boot file


    Thank you for your advise:  it did not work exactly as you said, mostly 
    because it was not easy to access the new site (and the new namespace)  
    from the old one, but it put me on the right track and I finally 
    succeeded.  Please find below a maybe--too-detailed account of what I 
    did, which is maybe not the most elegant way of doing what I wanted, 
    but at least it worked.  I do not pretend to be an expert but maybe my 
    explanations may help other people.

I expected that there would be some problems with the execution of the
Set Site command (otherwise I would not prefer to rebuild the world
completely).

    PS: By the way, I have a small problem, not serious, but irritating: 
    for the last few years, every time I cold boot and talk to the FEP, it 
    tells me that it cannot read the time and date from the local machine, 
    so that  I have to enter it by hand. At some point in the past, it was 
    not so.
    I am sure that the local clock of the mac host works 	and that the 
    battery is OK.
    Is this a y2k bug ?

Yes. From www.symbolics.com you can download a patch for it.


Gmane