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Subject: Re: [MTT users] Patch for whatami (new sles10 lsb-release fileformat)
From: Ethan Mallove (ethan.mallove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-06 10:18:56


On Mon, Jan/05/2009 07:36:06PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
> Ethan -- did we ever reply to Brian about this?
>

Oops. I did not.

> Do you have any thoughts on the issue?

My thought is that I definitely prefer the short string (rhel) to the
new long one (RedHatEnterprise), and I'm less concerned about
whatami's efficiency. In other words, "a". (I generally only run
whatami a few times over the course of a long MTT run.)

-Ethan

>
>
> On Nov 7, 2008, at 3:07 PM, Brian Elliott Finley wrote:
>
>> Well, we don't want to be changing the results that folks are already
>> relying on, but it looks like we are.
>>
>> The benefit in putting the lsb test at the top is that most new and
>> future distros can be identified by that.
>>
>> But, it looks like the safest thing to do is to put it at the bottom.
>> Unfortunately, that means that we have to run through all the other
>> tests, which will not match, for all future distros. Maybe it happens
>> so fast, even with the extra tests, that it's not worth worrying about.
>>
>> Options:
>> a) Just put the lsb tests at the end (more computer effort over time)
>> b) Put the lsb tests in the middle, after distro tests that are
>> already defined, but that we know also have lsb info (more people effort)
>> c) I don't think leaving as is is an option, because if someone
>> updates to the latest version of whatami, it may break existing tests
>> they depend on.
>>
>> I'm leaning towards a).
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>> -Brian
>>
>>
>> Jeff Squyres wrote:
>>> Ditto:
>>>
>>> [8:23] svbu-mpi:~/svn/mtt % ./client/whatami/whatami
>>> linux-RedHatEnterpriseAS_4-x86_64
>>>
>>>
>>> On Nov 7, 2008, at 11:16 AM, Ethan Mallove wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Thu, Nov/06/2008 04:24:15PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
>>>>> Thanks Brian. Ethan -- if it works for you, can you pull down a new
>>>>> version and commit to MTT's SVN?
>>>>
>>>> Done.
>>>>
>>>> I get "linux-RedHatEnterpriseServer_5-ia32", instead of
>>>> "linux-rhel5-ia32" now. I guess I sort of prefer the short
>>>> version. Oh well.
>>>>
>>>> -Ethan
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Nov 6, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Brian Elliott Finley wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I've committed a new version that includes the version referenced
>>>>>> below,
>>>>>> and changed the $() to ``.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers, -Brian
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tim Mattox wrote:
>>>>>>> The 2008.10.31 version that Jeff forwarded works fine on SLES9 PPC64.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2008/10/31 Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]>:
>>>>>>>> Sorry; my stupid mailer didn't display it as an attachment when I
>>>>>>>> forwarded.
>>>>>>>> Try this.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Oct 31, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Ethan Mallove wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Fri, Oct/31/2008 01:01:02PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Re-sending to the MTT list, because I think our listserver will
>>>>>>>>>> automatically block Brian (I'll add him to the whitelist for
>>>>>>>>>> future
>>>>>>>>>> posts!).
>>>>>>>>> I'm getting a syntax error:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> $ whatami
>>>>>>>>> whatami: syntax error at line 149: `DISTRIB_ID=$' unexpected
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Not sure if I'm doing a bad copy/paste out of my mail
>>>>>>>>> client. Jeff, can you send the new whatami script as an
>>>>>>>>> attachment?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Jeff Squyres
>>>>>>>> Cisco Systems
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
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>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Jeff Squyres
>>>>> Cisco Systems
>>>>>
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>> --
>> Brian Elliott Finley
>> CIS / Argonne National Laboratory
>> Office: 630.252.4742
>> Mobile: 630.631.6621
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> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems
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