[kepler-dev] [kepler-users] Actor packaging

Christopher Brooks cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 29 14:56:07 PDT 2007

Hi Ken,
Thanks for the suggested workaround for shutdown.bat.
I folded in that change.

The reason that code is there is to support the use of Ptolemy in a
kiosk to run display images.  The file is not shipped as part of the
Ptolemy release, it is only in the CVS tree in the apps directory,
which contains various half-baked, experimental ideas. If the recent
change does not work, then we could just remove that file from CVS.

It is unfortunate that McAfee says it is a virus.  Overzealous
security tools are becoming an issue more and more often these days.

I recently spent quite a bit of time dealing with Symantec's
anti-popup filter which does a very naive job of stopping pop-ups
by looking for gifs that are named "banner".  Sigh.


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    I did a synchronize with the Ptolemy CVS and found no discrepancies.  I did
    this on Saturday.  That site is changing, however, and would now show
    The second problem (also mentioned in a previous post) is that MacAfee
    immediately removes shutdown.bat (2) during CVS updates or checkouts.  This
    seems to foul up CVS.  According to our IT department, shutdown.bat could b
    changed as follows:
    McAfee seems to only detect:
    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown -r -t 0 -f"
    and if you change the string slightly:
    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown -r -t 1 -f"
    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown -r -f -t 0"
    I cannot prevent the deletion at work, so fixing it so there is no false
    positive would be good.
    I have already redone the checkouts twice, and it is pretty time consuming.
    Perhaps I can do it again at home, where I don't get the MacAfee problem.
    Later:  Following Chad's suggestion I did full-clean ptolemy run-dev and go
    the same error.  (This is what I did before with the addition of
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Dan Higgins [mailto:higgins at nceas.ucsb.edu] 
    Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 4:03 PM
    To: Kenneth Evans
    Subject: Re: [kepler-users] Actor packaging
        I have seen the error you report a few times in the nightly build. 
    It was caused by a corrupted checkout from the Ptolemy CVS archive (the 
    checkout was incomplete but gave no error message). I 'fixed' it by 
    checking out a fresh version of Ptolemy.  This only occurred once in a 
    while and repeating the checkout fixed it, so I was  unable to repeat 
    the problem and determine what was causing it.
    Kenneth Evans wrote:
    > Dan,
    > I previously did a full ant build.  I put the results in a previous post,
    > but I've probably put too much out there, and it is getting split between
    > the two mailing lists.  Let me repeat it:
    > Buildfile: C:\Documents and Settings\evans\My
    > Documents\Eclipse\Work\kepler\build.xml
    > ptolemy:
    > config:
    > init:
    > prepare:
    > C:\Documents and Settings\evans\My
    > Documents\Eclipse\Work\kepler\build.xml:761: The following error occurred
    > while executing this line:
    > C:\Documents and Settings\evans\My
    > Documents\Eclipse\Work\kepler\build-ptolemy.xml:106: C:\Documents and
    > Settings\evans\My
    > Documents\Eclipse\Work\kepler\${env.PTII}\ptolemy\distributed\config not
    > found.
    > Total time: 273 milliseconds
    > The targets were full-clean ptolemy buildkarlib run-dev.  This was the
    > second try.  I didn't get the output from the first.  After doing the ant
    > build, I got different errors in Eclipse, so it did something.
    >         -Ken
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