[Beowulf] OT: Last resort query here... (but it's NOT about a Win Wulf...)

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Apr 12 12:07:14 EDT 2007


Peter,

To some extent I can understand the need to specialize shells, 
especially for optimization of batch processing directives.  However, 
someone reasonably competent with a particular shell should be able to 
set up environment variables and such in a manner likely to make a build 
work.

Add as a complication, that the WRF scripts are prepackaged and not in 
the (preferred) korn shell... I'm not sure I want to undertake 
relearning korn to do that translation!

Anyway, thanks for the note.  I'm slowly changing how I do my work to 
satisfy the sysadmin on an AiX machine (which also satisfies my boss...)

gerry

Peter St. John wrote:
> Gerry,
> I just wanted to note that if it's difficult to recompile using a 
> different shell, perhaps because of elaborate build scripts in tcsh or 
> something, then your admin is right, he can't help you debug the make 
> until you switch shells. With the burgeoning complexity of the business 
> specialization is necessary. We can't expect admins to be programmers 
> too, anymore.
>  
> If I install LISP and emacs on this XP box I can't expect the MCSE to 
> help me :-) for reductio ad absurdum :-)
>  
> Peter
> 
>  
> On 4/12/07, *Gerry Creager* <gerry.creager at tamu.edu 
> <mailto:gerry.creager at tamu.edu>> wrote:
> 
>     I'm trying to get WRF-NMM running on a new IBM p575 and having some
>     issues.  Anyone on here gone down that path and willing to offer a
>     little advice?
> 
>     Please reply off-list.  Note: AiX spoken on this system.  Leads to all
>     sorts of interesting things when the sysadmin states he can't tell me
>     why it fails to compile 'til I stop using either bash or sh as my
>     shell.
> 
>     gerry
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