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Re: module macros are expanded too late - was Determining Solaris patch

From: david . nelson
Subject: Re: module macros are expanded too late - was Determining Solaris patch revisions
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 17:49:56 -0500

Hi Rader,

Shortly after emailing the list, I came up w/ a very similar script.  The only significant difference is that I report the lastest version since that is what is in affect.

But now I've run into another problem that I don't understand.

In 'actionsequence' I have listed 'actionsequence = ( module:showrev module:ods .... )' thinking that I'd have the macros immediately available. However, they don't appear to be.  Running cfagent in debug level #2, I'm getting the following around line 9045:

        IsLessThan(${patch_116548}, 4)" is evaluated and errors out w/ "${patch_116548} and  4 are NOT numerical

The above line is defined in the 'groups'/'classes' stanza.  Something else I don't understand is why are some variables defined in 'control:' and others in 'groups:' - does it matter?

It isn't until _way_ later (aound line 14778) that:

        Added Macro at hash address 4102 to object main with value patch_116548=        3

Any ideas on getting around this problem?



09/21/2005 09:18 AM

"David E. Nelson" <address@hidden>
Re: Determining Solaris patch revisions

> I was thinking of writing a module that would parse the output of 'showrev
>  -p',
> determine the latest rev and then for each patch print out:
> =patch_<patchrev>=<rev>
> For example:
> =patch_118558=3
> Numerical comparisons could then be used to determin if a rev was equal,
> greater, or less than.
> Any other ideas?

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
open(IN,"showrev -p |");
while(<IN>) {
 if ( $_ =~ /^Patch: (\d+)\-(\d+)/ ) {
   print "=solaris_patchrev_$1=$2\n";

...seems simple enough?

...but do you know what patches you care about in advance?  The set
of classes defined by the (any) module needs to be explictly defined
with addinstallable = ( )

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