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Re: [yast-devel] YAST_IS_RUNNING possible values????
On Thu January 10 2013 10:46:01 Lukas Ocilka wrote:
On 01/10/2013 10:24 AM, Arvin Schnell wrote:
On Wed, Jan 09, 2013 at 05:13:45PM -0700, Roberto Angelino wrote:
Yast Gurus,

I have a question from my customer about this variable and what
possible values & their meaning are? Do we have any
documentation available?

Possible values set by YaST are "yes" and "instsys". One place
where the variable is used is parted: It behaves different during
filesystem resize if it's set. AFAIR some RPM macros also use it.

I'm not aware of any documentation.

According to this bugreport

it can also be


which is then used by parted.

In fact the patch says:

int always_resize = getenv( "YAST_IS_RUNNING" ) != NULL;

which means it can actually be anything (also "yes" / "1")

According to

There is a special handling for case when

"$YAST_IS_RUNNING" != "instsys"


And kiwi uses YAST_IS_RUNNING=true according to


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