On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 10:57:35AM -0700, Christian Kujau wrote:
> while trying to run ./check in a current xfstests tree, execution stopped
> because "nslookup" was not available. I could've just installed this tool
> but I wondered why xfstests, a filesystem testing tool, would need
> nslookup at all. Turns out that it's being used in a routine called
> "_get_fqdn", which in turn is only called once in ./new, to set a variable
> called "owner" and I ask myself: do I really want my FQDN listed in the
> testresults, that maybe even get published for analysis? I changed this
> whole _get_fqdn thingy to just "uname -n", but I'm eager to know why the
> FQDN is crucial here :-)
It uses it as email address for the test owner. In these days this
probably requires hand-editing anyway, but the fqdn is certainly
a better approximation than uname -n.
Can you resend a patch that just moves _get_fqdn and the check for
nslookup from common* into the "new" script?