[Beowulf] Re: PowerEdge SC 1435: Unexplained Crashes.

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Thu Oct 16 08:31:21 EDT 2008


Greg Lindahl wrote:
>>> But this requires cleverness -- often install scripts and the like
>>> look at /etc/redhat-release or the redhat-release rpm.
>> The important thing is that they are *scripts*, which means you can read
>> them, figure out what they are doing, and either modify them to suit
>> your RHEL rebuild,
> 
> Sometimes. Sometimes they're binaries. BTW with binaries you can
> strace them and generally figure out how to fool them into installing.

You called them scripts (see above). I was just working off of what you
said. From my experience, binary installers in the Unix world are
*relatively* rare. Most are simple shell scripts. But now we're off
topic again...

-- 
Prentice
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