Bug 1006689 - vercmp function used before it is defined in dracut-functions.sh
vercmp function used before it is defined in dracut-functions.sh
Product: Fedora
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Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-09-11 02:17 EDT by Elliott Forney
Modified: 2015-02-17 14:40 EST (History)
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Description Elliott Forney 2013-09-11 02:17:23 EDT
Description of problem:

In /usr/lib/dracut/dracut-functions.sh the function vercmp is first used on line 86:

    if vercmp $(modprobe --version | cut -d' ' -f3) lt 3.7; then

but the function is not defined until line 129:

    vercmp() {

This gave me a "vercmp: command not found" error last time I ran dracut.

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Additional info:

All the functions in this shell script should probably be defined at the top of the file to avoid these kinds of problems.  Currently, the function definitions are scattered throughout the script.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2015-01-09 14:47:45 EST
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Comment 2 James Cameron 2015-01-09 15:08:04 EST
I see this message daily with Fedora 18.

But in Fedora 20 with dracut-037-11.git20140402

(a) the "vercmp: command not found" is not seen, and

(b) in dracut-functions.sh vercmp is defined on line 144 immediately before first use in line 170.

So this seems fixed.
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2015-02-17 12:08:26 EST
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Comment 4 Elliott Forney 2015-02-17 14:40:45 EST
I agree, this appears to be fixed.  Thanks!

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