Bug 163875 - incorrect handling of timestamp argument to makestamp.py
Summary: incorrect handling of timestamp argument to makestamp.py
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-21 18:51 UTC by Dennis Gregorovic
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-26 14:47:44 UTC
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Description Dennis Gregorovic 2005-07-21 18:51:55 UTC
Note: This affects RHEL 3 and RHEL 4

If you pass a timestamp to makestamp.py via --timestamp, that variable is set as
a string in the script.  This causes the following to fail:

f.write("%f\n" % data["timestamp"])

Here's a patch:

--- makestamp.py    2005-07-21 14:50:04.480315447 -0400
+++ /usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/makestamp.py  2005-04-27 02:02:55.000000000 -0400
@@ -51,8 +51,6 @@
 if data["timestamp"] is None:
     print >> sys.stderr, "timestamp not specified; using the current time"
     data["timestamp"] = time.time()
-    data["timestamp"] = float(data["timestamp"])

 if data["releasestr"] is None:
     print "What should be the release name associated with this disc?"

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-26 04:10:07 UTC
Isn't this diff backwards? :)

Also, how important is this for rhel[34] vs just doing it on head?

Comment 2 Dennis Gregorovic 2005-07-26 04:37:48 UTC
I don't think the diff is backwards, but it's also past midnight so I'm probably
not thinking all that clearly.  ;)  This isn't a high priority bug as there are
workarounds (namely writing the stamp by hand instead of using makestamp.py).  

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-26 14:47:44 UTC
Applied to HEAD

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