Bug 1301575 - apply-updates.bat in jon-server-3.3-update-04.zip only works reliably in the USA
apply-updates.bat in jon-server-3.3-update-04.zip only works reliably in the USA
Product: JBoss Operations Network
Classification: JBoss
Component: Upgrade (Show other bugs)
JON 3.3.4
Unspecified Unspecified
urgent Severity urgent
: DR01
: JON 3.3.6
Assigned To: Simeon Pinder
Sunil Kondkar
: Triaged
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Blocks: 1301578
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Reported: 2016-01-25 07:26 EST by Tom Fonteyne
Modified: 2016-07-27 11:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-27 11:32:25 EDT
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Description Tom Fonteyne 2016-01-25 07:26:39 EST
Download "jon-server-3.3-update-04.zip" on a Windows machine.

In "apply-updates.bat" we have:

rem Calculate time stamp.
set MM=%date:~4,2%
set DD=%date:~7,2%
set YY=%date:~12,2%

On a UK machine:

echo %date%

echo %date:~4,2%

echo %date:~7,2%

echo %date:~12,2%
ECHO is on.  (the result is an empty string, so it reacts to just 'echo')

On a Dutch machine:

echo %date%
ma 25/01/2016

echo %date:~4,2%

echo %date:~7,2%

echo %date:~12,2%

In other words: the string manipulation will only work reliable if used on a United States machine. In other countries, this will not only fail to get the correct date, but will make the script break when using these as a filename.

- do no presume everyone is US based.
- port the script use Powershell, which since Windows Vista is always available.
- use wmic:

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set DT=
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('wmic OS Get localdatetime  ^| find "."') do set DT=%%a
set DT=%DT:~0,8%
echo %DT%
-> YYYYMMDD or use 2,8  to get YYMMDD if you prefer
Comment 8 Simeon Pinder 2016-06-17 21:11:46 EDT
Moving to ON_QA as available to test with JON 3.3.6 DR01 brew build:
Comment 9 Sunil Kondkar 2016-06-23 11:07:19 EDT
Verified on version : 3.3.0.GA Update 06 Build Number :	675641d:2fcd5b7

Verified on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Dutch and English(UK) system locale. apply-updates.bat on JON 3.3GA works successfully.

Also verified apply-updates.sh on RHEL 7.2 with Dutch system locale.
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2016-07-27 11:32:25 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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