[slurm-users] Substituions for "see META file" in slurm.spec file of 15.08.11-1 release

Pariksheet Nanda pariksheet.nanda at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 19:49:41 UTC 2019

Hi SLURM devs,

TL;DR: What magic incantations are needed to preprocess the slurm.spec file
in SLURM 15?

Our cluster is currently running SLURM version 15.08.11.  We are planning
some downtime to upgrade to 17 and then to 19, and in preparation for the
upgrade I'm simulating the upgrade steps in libvirt Vagrant VMs with
Ansible playbooks.

However the issue I'm running into is using the GitHub tarball [1] the
slurm.spec file has invalid entries:

pan14001 at becat-pan ~/src/ansible-hpc-storrs $ vagrant ssh head1
Last login: Thu Jun  6 14:00:18 2019 from
[vagrant at head1 ~]$ sudo su -
[root at head1 ~]# cd /tmp/
[root at head1 tmp]# rpmbuild -ta ~/src/slurm-15-08-11-1.tar.gz
error: line 89: Tag takes single token only: Name:    see META file
[root at head1 tmp]# tar --strip-components=1 -xf
~/src/slurm-15-08-11-1.tar.gz slurm-slurm-15-08-11-1/slurm.spec
[root at head1 tmp]# grep -F META slurm.spec
Name:    see META file
Version: see META file
Release: see META file
[root at head1 tmp]#

In the past when we installed SLURM we used the tarballs from the
slurm.schedmd.com website which behaved differently.  But I see those
tarballs have been removed due to the security vulnerability
(CVE-2018-10995); all versions of Slurm prior to 17.02.11 or 17.11.7 are no
longer available for download from the SchedMD website.

Presumably there is some preprocessing step to substitute the "see META
file" comments strings?  I'm not able to find any build automation that
processes the slurm.spec file.


[1] https://github.com/SchedMD/slurm/archive/slurm-15-08-11-1.tar.gz
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