[Glass] Install problem

Dale Henrichs dale.henrichs at gemtalksystems.com
Mon Jun 8 10:00:51 PDT 2020


This problem showed up about 3 months ago[1][2]. Presumably github, 
changed their JSON api. I started work on fixing the problem[3], but got 
busy with working on features for the next release of GemStone and din't 
finish my work ... IIRC the fix would involve some additional 
restructuring of the JSON handling code for GemStone ...

The issue revolves around doing pattern matching for releases, which 
even when working was pretty dicey, because downloading the list of tags 
involves using a rate-limited github api --- pattern matching has caused 
persistent build failures for travis builds (exceeding the rate limit), 
but has also caused problems with local builds if several developers are 
doing Seaside builds or a single developer is running debugging build 
problems ...

Because of this github rate limit pain, recent versions of Seaside have 
removed the version pattern matching from the Metacello spec and are 
just using a fixed version.

I see that you are using GsDevKit_seaside31[6] and 
GsDevKit/Seaside31[7], which is no longer recommended. Seaside3.1 is a 
pretty old version of Seaside and is no longer being ported to the 
latest versions of GemStone. The GsDevKit_seaside31 project was created 
before the main Seaside repository was moved to GitHub, but now that 
SeasideSt/Seaside[4] is available, the SeasideSt/Seaside project is kept 
up-to-date with the latest versions of GemStone ...

If possible you should consider migrating to a newer version of Seaside 
and follow these instructions[5] for installing Seaside into an existing 
stone. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Seaside, you 
will not run into this pattern matching bug...

With that said, I understand that it is not a simple matter to just 
switch Seaside versions, so I will take some time today to research the 
possibility of patching GsDevKit_Seaside31 and GsDevKit/Seaside31 to 
avoid the pattern matching bug as I think it will be a quicker route to 


[1] https://travis-ci.org/github/Metacello/metacello/builds/655131046
[2] https://github.com/Metacello/metacello/issues/514
[3] https://github.com/dalehenrich/metacello-work/tree/issue_514
[4] https://github.com/SeasideSt/Seaside
[6] https://github.com/GsDevKit/GsDevKit_seaside31
[7] https://github.com/GsDevKit/Seaside31
On 6/8/20 5:36 AM, Gary Chambers via Glass wrote:
> Hi all, we seem to have a problem installing Seaside on our server:
> when doing
>     installServerSeaside -c https -z 8383 seaside_331 3.3.1
> we're getting an error with the Metacello handling of <attached .json 
> file>.
> (see attached output log)
> It seems the headers are specified with various upper/lower cases 
> (which is fine by the spec: RFC 7230 3.2) but in 
> MetacelloGemstonePlatform they are expected to be of a capitalized 
> style case. Hence the lookup of 'Status' is failing since the actual 
> header specifies 'status'.
> Guess this particular JSON response has changed at some point (it's 
> been a few years since our last install).
> Hope someone can help.
> Regards, Gary
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