Recommended update for High Performance Computing - compiler selection and integration

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for High Performance Computing - compiler selection and integration
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2017:2970-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1011335 #1032970 #1048964 #1053237 #1066132 #1066135 #1066137
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for HPC 12

  • An update that has 7 recommended fixes can now be installed.


    This adds or updates the compiler / library selection mechanism used for
    the SUSE HPC stack.

    - lua-lmod: LUA based environment modules system. Update to version 7.6.
    (FATE#324199 bsc#1066137)
    * Update to 7.6: 1. Support for disable 2. A marked
    default is honored even if it is hidden 3. Support for depends_on() as
    a better way to handle module dependencies.
    + Lmod 7.5: 1. Added -T, --trace option to report restore, load,
    unloads and spider. 2. Report both global and version aliases with
    module --terse Add Global Aliases output to module avail if they
    exist. 3. Support for isVisibleHook (Thanks @wpoely86!) to control
    whether a module is hidden or not. 4. Support for "spider -o
    spider-json" to set the key "hidden" to true or false for each
    module. 5. Setting LMOD_EXACT_MATCH=yes also turns off the display of
    (D) with avail. 6. CMake "shell" added. 7. Added feature that
    LMOD_TMOD_FIND_FIRST. A site can decide to force FIND_FIRST instead
    FIND_BEST for NV module layouts. Bug Fixes: 1. Fix bug where Lmod
    would be unable to load a module where NV and NVV module layouts were
    mixed. 2. Fix bug where LMOD_CASE_INDEPENDENT_SORTING=yes wasn't case
    independent when using avail hook.
    + Lmod 7.4: 1. Using built-in luafilesystem if system version doesn't
    exist or 3. Sites or users can use italic instead of dim for hidden modules 4.
    Detailed spider output reports all dependencies hidden or not. 5.
    Support for fish shell 6. Move almost all configuration variables
    from to and similarly for tcsh. Bug Fixes: 1.
    Fixed bug that caused LMOD env vars to be lower cased. 2. Fixed bug
    where tcsh/csh exit status was not returned. 3. bash and zsh tab
    completions works when LMOD_REDIRECT is yes. 4. Can now conflict with
    a version. 5. Fixed bug with addto a:b:c 6. Fixed bugs in
    computeHashSum, generating softwarePage.
    + Lmod 7.3: 1. The isloaded() function has been repaired. 2. Updated
    French, German and Spanish translations. 3. Two error message related
    to missing modules are now available for translations.
    + Lmod 7.2.1: 1. A test suite for testing the Lmod installation has
    been added. See for
    details. 2. Added support for localization of errors and warnings and
    messages. 3. Language Translations complete: ES, Partial: FR, ZH, DE
    4. Introduced "errWarnMsgHook" to take advantage of the new message
    handling. Bug Fixes: 1. Several bug fixes related to Spider Cache and
    LMOD_CACHED_LOADS=1 2. Repaired zsh tab completion. 3. Minimize the
    output of Lmod's BASH_ENV when debugging Bash shell scripts. 4. Allow
    colons as well as spaces for the path used in the addto command. 5.
    Handles module directories that are empty or bad symlink or a
    .version file only. 6. Fix bug in module describe.
    + Lmod 7.1: 1. The commands "module --show_hidden avail" and "module
    --show_hidden" list now show "hidden" modules with the (H) property.
    Also they are displayed as dim. This works better on black
    backgrounds. 2. Added the command "module --config_json" to generate
    a json output of Lmod's configuration. 3. Add support for env. var.
    LMOD_SITE_NAME to set a site's name. This is also a configure
    option. Bug Fixes: 1. Hidden module now will not be marked as
    default. 2. Now check permission of a directory before trying to open
    it. 3. Lmod now does not pollute the configure time value of
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH and LD_PRELOAD into the users env. 4. Lmod now
    handles illegal values of $TERM.
    + Lmod 7.0: 1. This version support N/V/V. (e.g. fftw/64/3.3.4). Put a
    .version file in with the "64" directory to tell Lmod where the
    version starts. 2. Marking a default in the MODULERC is now
    supported. 3. User ~/.modulerc has priority over system MODULERC. 4.
    System MODULERC has priority over marking a default in the module
    tree. 5. Installed Modules can be hidden by "hide-version foo/3.2.1"
    in any modulerc file. 6. The system spider cache has changed. Please
    update your scripts to build spiderT.lua instead of moduleT.lua
    + Lmod 6.6: 1. Now uses the value of LD_PRELOAD and LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    found at configure time to run all TCL progams. 2. Now uses a custom
    _module_dir function for tab completion in bash for module use
    path. Thanks to Pieter Neerincx! 3. Support for
    LMOD_FAMILY__VERSION added. 4. If ~/.lmod.d/.cache/invalidated
    exists then the user cache file(s) are ignored. When generating a
    user cache file ~/.lmod.d/.cache/invalidated is deleted. Bug Fixes:
    1. Correctly merges spider cache location where there are multiple
    lmodrc.lua files. 2. Remove leading and trailing blanks for names in
    setenv, pushenv, prepend_path, etc. 3. ml now generates error for
    unknown argument that start with a double minus. (e.g. ml --vers) 4.
    pushenv("name","") fixed when unloading module. 5. Make sure to
    regularize MODULEPATH when ingesting it for the first time.
    * Add man page and other documentation (bsc#1032970)
    * Add profile files for bash and csh (bsc#1048964)
    * Prepare for SUSE default Settings (bsc#1053237)
    - ohpc: OpenHPC RPM macro compatibility package. Updated, moved macros to
    lua-lmod (bsc#1048964)
    - suse-hpc: Provides RPM macros for building SUSE HPC packages.
    (FATE#320596 bsc#1066135)
    - gnu-compilers-hpc: Provides HPC compatible setup of the gcc toolchain,
    modules files and RPM macros (FATE#321705 bsc#1066132)

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for HPC 12:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-HPC-12-2017-1841=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for HPC 12 (aarch64 x86_64):
      • suse-hpc-0.1-2.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for HPC 12 (noarch):
      • gnu-compilers-hpc-1.3-4.1
      • gnu-compilers-hpc-devel-1.3-4.1
      • gnu-compilers-hpc-macros-devel-1.3-4.1
      • lua-lmod-7.6.1-4.4.1
      • ohpc-1.3-4.3.1