SUSE-RU-2017:2970-1: moderate: Recommended update for High Performance Computing - compiler selection and integration

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   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 <collection_name> 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 < 1.6.2 2. Support for setting LMOD_SYSHOST with configure.
        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<TAB>. Thanks to Pieter Neerincx! 3. Support for
        LMOD_FAMILY_<name>_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 Linux Enterprise Module for HPC 12 (noarch):



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