Description of problem:
The --no-progressbar option was removed from sosreport on RHEL6, causing the info test to fail, and no sosreport is produced.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
v7 1.2 R1
Created attachment 413301 [details]
info test patch to use --no-progressbar only on RHEL5
bad news is older versions of RHEL5 include a version of sysreport without this option.
At least RHEL5 GA, I'm not certain the log of when and where sysreport changes.
You mean sosreport, not sysreport.
So we should remove --no-progressbar compeletely, and add this fix to the v7 1.1 errata as well.
yes sorry, old versions of sosreport do not support the --no-progress bar option; IIRC the reason that was put in was because the shift to sosreport causes long strings of gibberish in the logs so it's not a bad thing to have unfortunately it seems to come and go between versions of sosreport.
Created attachment 416951 [details]
info test patch using --help rather than keying on RHEL version
is it worth it to go ahead and presume that at some point the --help will be wrong and v7 should try again if sysreport with --no-progress exits failed?
Created attachment 417286 [details]
info test patch that retries sosreport if --no-progressbar fails
Confirmed that the bug has been fixed in >= v7 1.2 R3, move to 'VERIFIED'
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On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the info test no longer runs sosreport with the "--no-progressbar" option.