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

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 15:18:24 PDT 2014

Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Le 30/10/2014 15:45, David Brodie a écrit :
>> On 29/10/14 22:48, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> Pierre Labastie wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> Curious, I've just run up openSUSE-13.1 x86-64, which was *installed* from a
>> live CD, and wget --version gives:
>> GNU Wget 1.14 build on linux-gnu.
> I can confirm that "wget --version" from the 12.3 live CD strips the version
> part... Installing now.
> End of installation:
> It is the same on an installed (from live CD) system. I tried to desinstall
> and reinstall wget: still strips the version part. Looks like a bug in this
> version of SUSE?

I would think so.  Perhaps jhalfs should just test for the presence of 
wget and forget about the version.   In my use case, I already have the 
files downloaded, so I don't need wget for jhalfs at all.

   -- Bruce

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