mac carbon experimental vm 3.8.10b7

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mac carbon experimental vm 3.8.10b7

If some people grabbed an experimental carbon vm, say 3.8.10b6 or  
earlier from my file servers you should be aware there is a
bug that causes the finder information to be trashed when you save an  
image. This information can be restored by
two different methods:

a) Use the unix cat command

        cat "imageinquestion.image" > "recovered.image"

        Then open the "recovered.image" and save your image with a 3.8.9  
carbon VM to restore the file type information.
        The quotes are used to ensure embedded special characters or spaces  
in an image name are interpreted correctly.

b) Using the mac developer SetFile command that is installed by  
installing the developer tools ( or email me  for a copy).

Likely you need to perform

/DeveloperTools/SetFile  -a avbstclinmedz imageinquestion.image

Also see GetFileInfo, and of course the man pages

As an example a  example image shows this flag usage.

/Developer/Tools/GetFileInfo build-5-47.20.image

file: "build-5-47.20.image"
type: "STim"
creator: "FAST"
attributes: avbstclinmedz
created: 01/25/2006 21:12:42
modified: 02/06/2006 17:23:22

I'll post a 3.8.10b7 Mac Carbon VM with the error fix later today.  
Please toss any 3.8.10b1-b6 VMs you have on your
hard disks to prevent issues.

John M. McIntosh <[hidden email]> 1-800-477-2659
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.