Do a Sanity Check

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Prior to creating a release, one should perform the following sanity checks.

Note: In order to perform all of the sanity checks, you will need BOTH your NST development system and a running NST probe.


You should do a commit to ensure that you do not have any outstanding modifications.

svn commit

Build Yum Repository

Run the following from the top level directory to make certain that you can build and update all the RPM files that make up the NST repository.

dnf clean all
make repo-build

Check Enabled Services

Make sure you boot a recent ISO image and verify that the expected services are enabled at boot time. Be aware that the sshd and httpd services will not be enabled or running until the nstpasswd command is run.

[root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --list | grep 3:on

Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native
      systemd services. SysV configuration data might be overridden by native
      systemd configuration.

      If you want to list systemd services use 'systemctl list-unit-files'.
      To see services enabled on particular target use
      'systemctl list-dependencies [target]'.

livesys        	0:off	1:off	2:off	3:on	4:on	5:on	6:off
livesys-late   	0:off	1:off	2:off	3:on	4:on	5:on	6:off
[root@localhost ~]# 

As noted in the output, the above doesn't show information about native systemd services. To view those services as well, run the following command and review the output produced:

[root@localhost ~]# systemctl list-unit-files | grep enabled | grep service | sort
abrt-ccpp.service                           enabled  
abrtd.service                               enabled  
abrt-oops.service                           enabled  
abrt-vmcore.service                         enabled  
abrt-xorg.service                           enabled  
accounts-daemon.service                     enabled  
autovt@.service                             enabled  
dbus-org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.service  enabled  
dbus-org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.service enabled  
dbus-org.freedesktop.nm-dispatcher.service  enabled  
dbus-org.freedesktop.timedate1.service      enabled  
dbxtool.service                             enabled  
display-manager.service                     enabled  
dkms.service                                enabled  
dmraid-activation.service                   enabled  
getty@.service                              enabled  
irqbalance.service                          enabled  
lightdm.service                             enabled  
lvm2-monitor.service                        enabled  
mcelog.service                              enabled  
ModemManager.service                        enabled  
multipathd.service                          enabled  
NetworkManager-dispatcher.service           enabled  
NetworkManager.service                      enabled  
nstboot.service                             enabled  
rngd.service                                enabled  
rsyslog.service                             enabled  
rtkit-daemon.service                        enabled  
smartd.service                              enabled  
spice-vdagentd.service                      enabled  
syslog.service                              enabled  
timedatex.service                           enabled  
udisks2.service                             enabled  
vboxservice.service                         enabled  
vgauthd.service                             enabled  
vmtoolsd.service                            enabled 
[root@localhost ~]#

Verify That Documentation Builds

Make sure the docs directory builds. This is required to update the on-line version of the man pages for the release:

[root@dev repo]# cd docs
[root@dev docs]# make

Run Automated Tests

Run the following from the top level to perform numerous checks on the running NST probe with the IP address specified.

make probe-check HOST=IP

There will be a LOT of output produced. A copy of the output will be saved to the file: "probe-check.log" which may be viewed using the command: "less -R probe-check.log". Make sure the file looks clean (or like you would expect). Make sure you aren't tempted to skip this step. We thought we were OK and skipped this step during the 1.8.1 release and ended up delivering a ISO image with a broken sym-link.