i recently got a gentoo vps and tried running the wht version of unixbench but it doesn't seem to be working properly. i followed the directions and made sure my system had the time, file, and date commands but it does not seem to be able to recognize my flavor of unix. i've tried for many hours to figure it out but now i've given up.
my question now is what other benchmark utilities do people recommend for testing a traditional LAMP style server performance?
so on gentoo `time` is part of the kernel and not a binary
# whereis time
and your comment about /usr/bin/time really cleared up how the script was trying to find the command (duh). so i changed all the lines calling `/usr/bin/time` to just `time`. also every time i ./Run it gives me warnings:
tail: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1' since this will be removed in the future
so i added `-n` to the relevant lines. i think that the wht-unixbench package should be updated with these changes.
also, it still can't figure out which flavor of unix i'm using though so i just set FLAVOR=Linux by hand also. now it gets final values for the File Copy and File Read sections but still 0 for everything else even though after every test it shows a full time reading.
i also checked every other command that the Run says it needs:
# You will need ...
# awk cat cc chmod comm cp date dc df echo ed expr
# kill ls make mkdir rm sed test time touch tty umask who
# AND /usr/bin/time
# to generate result indexes, you will also need ...
and i have them all (and they are not called using absolute paths like with `time`). so i say hmm..