yeah, i don't know what to say. started to use my stable virt for working on.
it's just the last part of a list comparison that's bothering me. if you have journalctl going you can check out the scripts -- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwhDqxZzf5XHMk1na1VNMWFtTDA -- it's the last one that should write to the file, yet it's not. all other virts that it's tested on do.