[lfs-dev] suse as a host when using jhalfs

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 15:48:21 PDT 2014


Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Le 29/10/2014 19:06, Bruce Dubbs a écrit :
>> I ran into a curious issue last night.  I was demonstrating jhalfs to a
>> student using suse as a host.  I got a complaint that the wget program was too
>> old.  Upon examination, it appears that the version there has the version
>> number stripped out from 'wget --version'.
>>
>> The work around of course was to install the current version from source, but
>> I haven't seen something like that before.
>>
>>    -- Bruce
>
> Hi,
>
> The version checks in jhalfs are fragile, because they depend on an expected
> behavior or the excutable. Actually, the tested version of wget is 1.0.0,
> which does not exist, but is lower than any known version: the aim is just to
> test wget presence. Any version will do.
>
> Of course, if Suse strips the version number, this does not work. I guess you
> can answer c<ret> if you are sure that you have wget. But I agree it is annoying.
>
> I'll try a VM machine with Suse tomorrow (which version actually?)

I believe it was openSUSE-12.3-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso.

Actually I liked the distro.  It booted reasonably fast and the 
graphical package manager was quite easy to use.

   -- Bruce



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