[Glass] SmalltalkCI gemstone on mac os sierra

Dale Henrichs via Glass glass at lists.gemtalksystems.com
Wed Mar 22 13:19:42 PDT 2017

If `sudo hostname` doesn't work and Google doesn't pay off:

   Please reattempt the startstone using
     startstone ...
   And send us the complete stone log , then we can give more detailed 


On 03/22/2017 11:54 AM, Dale Henrichs wrote:
> Johan,
> If you are running with the latest update for Sierra, you should be 
> okay ... There was an issue, but we believe that the problems were 
> addressed by Apple.
> I think that you are having a hostname issue that is not necessarily 
> related to Sierra ... I'm pretty sure that the mac os has funky 
> behavior when setting the hostname, i.e., when you "name" your host 
> during the standard mac os installation/upgrade/startup process, the 
> hostname is hot necessarily propogated to the underlying operating 
> system... I don't recall all of the details, but it has to do with the 
> fact that your hostname is not in the file /etc/hosts and that causes 
> a problem for GemStone. Furthermore, it is not sufficient (on the mac 
> only?) to simply edit /etc/hosts. I think it is necessary to use `sudo 
> hostname` to properly set the hostname - but this advice may be 
> different for Sierra(?).
> I think the rule of thumb is that the name returned by `hostname` must 
> be present in /et/chosts for GemStone to run properly ... and I'm 
> pretty sure that `sudo hostname` is the incantation that guarantees 
> that. However, I am not running on Sierra yet:)
> If `sudo hostname` doesn't work I think you'll need to Google for 
> properly setting hostname on Sierra.
> Dale
> On 03/22/2017 08:26 AM, Johan Brichau via Glass wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I’m trying to run SmalltalkCI with a GemStone 3.2.15 on my mac (os 
>> sierra).
>> The stone startup fails with this message:
>> [Error]: OS error: getaddrinfo failed, EAI error 8, nodename nor 
>> servname provided, or not known,
>> Does anybody know a cause or solution?
>> thx
>> Johan
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