[LON-CAPA-users] LON-CAPA changing numbers?

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 8 Oct 2002 11:23:23 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Mark,

> I'm trying to figure out the specific problem, as it may have been 
> republished at some point, but I'm also looking for the information on the 
> random seed creation. This will clue me in as to what has changed.

symb (which means mapfilename + resourcefilename + id number of the
      resource on the map)



user's domain name

(and as gerd said perl 5.005 versus perl 5.6.1)

And of course varying the number and order of the random calls can
affect things.

(I am uncertain about 5.6.0 and the variou 5.005_00? versions
specifically, but I would guess the breakage occurred in the 5.005 ->
5.6 change)

> What you're suggesting is that a different machine is giving a different
> random number in certain cases. I remember this being an issue with your
> installation up North of the old capa. Is there any chance of this here?

I have yet to see this if they are running the smae version of Perl.

> (for example, if I have access servers that are three different RH 
> installations, might there be three different random numbers in limited 
> situations?

Unfortunatley yes.

> I seem to remember seeing a random number check-in - did this fix this?)

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