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Re: [Condor-users] Condor + SUSE + rpm

Kewley, J (John) wrote:
Hello John,

I am using CONDOR exclusively on SuSE (8.2 and 9.0 9.1).

I had just to install another version of CONDOR (6.7.2) to accomodate the kernel 2.6.x. (condor- schedd died on kernel 2.6.x)

We are happily using 6.6.7

SUSE 9.0 is a 2.4 kernel, not 2.6 (at least on our machines!)

To install CONDOR 6.7.2, I just downloaded its RedHat 9 RPM, and with 'mc' I copied all the opt stuff to /home/grid/opt/condor-6.7.2 (/home/grid is shared by nfs mount between all my nodes).

I am not certain how this gets round the dependency problems with rpm.

What advantage does mc give you?

MC allows to browse freely the RPM package like a file system.

I was just curious to see what was inside the RPM, and at which extend a quick analysis shows that a simple copy will do the job.

For ex, a uneasy installation of Oracle 8i (provided for RedHat, but installed on SuSE) was in fact very easily moved from one Linux distribution to another after the first install : just copy all the installed stuff, including the oracle libraries. I like to test this kind of short-cuts and to dissipate some foggy fears.

I used RedHat during the 4.x epoch, but I do not want to switch again to it _just because_ an application is said 'tested/designed for RedHat' ;-)

[evocating another 'designed for' labelling ...]





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