Do a Sanity Check
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.
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]'. [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 NetworkManager-wait-online.service enabled nstboot.service enabled qemu-guest-agent.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.