[hobbit] Hobbit 4.0 beta-6 available

Kimberly McKinnis kmckinnis at macrovision.com
Mon Jan 24 19:17:31 CET 2005

What's the easiest way to upgrade to this and preserve current settings?
Just make as usual? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Henrik Stoerner [mailto:henrik at hswn.dk] 
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:28 AM
To: hobbit-announce at hswn.dk; hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: [hobbit] Hobbit 4.0 beta-6 available

A new beta-version was released to Sourcefore a few minutes ago.
If your Sourceforge mirror doesn't have it, you can fetch it from

I hope this can be the basis for a full release in about a week.

This release includes a number of bugfixes based on the reports I've
received about how beta-5 has behaved.

Most importantly, I hope that the lockup-problem that caused hosts to
disappear until hobbit was restarted is solved. I'm not 100% sure, but I
hope that bug has been squashed now. If you see messages like "BOARDBUSY
locked" in the hobbitd log-file, I would like to know!

Alert handling has been re-thought, and should now be a lot more stable
and behave as one would expect.

The "apache" test should no longer crash, and you can provide your own
URL for requesting the server-status data from Apache, like

Disabled hosts and tests now include the "disable" information in the
status display.
hobbitlaunch now keeps an even closer eye on hobbitd that before.
If you upgrade with the "make setup" command, please add the keyword
"HEARTBEAT" to the hobbitlaunch.cfg file in the [hobbitd]
        ENVFILE ....
        CMD hobbitd .....

Some build problems have been solved, on NetBSD and Solaris. I now have
Hobbit running on Linux (Mandrake + Debian), Solaris, NetBSD and


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