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Re: [Condor-users] alternative 6.7.19 RPM for linux-x86
- Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 11:58:32 -0500
- From: Erik Paulson <epaulson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] alternative 6.7.19 RPM for linux-x86
For anyone using this RPM, I have upgraded it to be 6.7.19.
On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 12:06:46PM -0600, Erik Paulson wrote:
> I've been maintaining an alternate RPM for the Condor releases for some
> internal projects for a while, and I've decided I should release them. The
> binaries used to create the RPM are identical to the official release,
> the only thing that's different is the packaging and the configuration. We
> use these RPMs in an environment with no shared filesystem, and a custom
> Linux install managed with cfengine, so the RPM assumes everything is
> local to the machine. It is meant to be the RPM for a worker node.
> It should run on nearly any RPM-based x86 linux distribution, but
> more recent releases (Fedora Core 5, for example) will need the
> compat-libstdc++ RPMs installed as well.
> The big differences in the configuration between "official" Condor and
> these RPMs:
> * Condor is installed directly into /usr, not /opt/condor-release
> * There is no condor user, instead the daemons use 'daemon' as their EUID
> * Configuarion is stored in /etc/condor/condor_config. Do
> not edit this file, make all changes to
> condor_config.local. condor_config.local will not be overwritten in an
> upgrade, but /etc/condor/condor_config will be completely replaced and
> any changes to it will be completely lost. In condor_config.local, you
> should only have to set three variables: condor_host, collector_name,
> and hostallow_write. It is empty after it is installed, you must
> edit this file.
> * You can finally actually use rpm --upgrade
> * condor_configure and condor_init are not used at all and are removed
> * The VMx_USER setting is used. The RPM creates execute users
> * The number of CPUs detected is capped at 4, to prevent running
> out of VMx_USERs. If there are installations with more than 4 CPUs
> I will up this in future releases
> * EXECUTE_LOGIN_IS_DEDICATED is turned on to prevent lurker processes.
> * The startup script in /etc/rc.d/init.d is completely rewritten, and much
> more Redhat-ish
> * Local files like log files and the execute directories for jobs
> are in /var/condor. You may want to make that a seperate partition.
> I have signed the RPMs. If you come to Condor Week (which you should, since
> it'll be a good program) I will give you a copy of my public key fingerprint
> in person.
> The RPMs are here:
> You should consider them 'experimental'. If you're using them and having
> problems with condor, try the official releases before asking
> condor-admin for help.