[racket-dev] DrRacket's `Install Package' dies with long names/urls

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Tue Oct 22 17:24:14 EDT 2013

On Sep 9, 2013, at 5:34 PM, William J. Bowman wrote:

> Hello devs,
> This week, at least 2 students destroyed the File -> Install Package
> feature of DrRacket on their machines. The students copied a URL into
> the Package Source field several times, resulting in this error.
> Appearently, the only way to solve this problem is to delete
> racket-prefs.rktd.

It looks like this is fixed now.  In particular, pasting a string with a newline signals an error right away. Apologies if you already knew that; I don't see a response to this e-mail in particular.


John Clements

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