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Re: [Condor-users] WinXP Application Error running with Condor

Hi Steve:

I'm not familiar with the .isf file extension personally; however, if the
application that uses it requires local user registry entries (for read AND
write) then it will probably fail for this reason (this will be fixed in future
versions of Condor).  This problem is faced by any Windows application that
requires read/write access to user registry entries.  If there is a way to tell
the application to either draw from a configuration file, from the machine
registry, or some other source, then all should be fine.  Also, is the
executable available on all the execute nodes?  You aren't explicitly
transferring it yourself, so it must either already be there; either that, or
you will have to make sure it gets there somehow. 

If you post the .bat file, or explain what it is that is does (like which
application it spawns), then I may be able to help you further.


-----Original Message-----
From: condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Stephen Upton
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 7:32 PM
To: Condor-Users Mail List
Subject: [Condor-users] WinXP Application Error running with Condor

Hi All,

I'm running condor 6.8.1 on a cluster of WinXP machines. The  
executable in the submit file is a .bat file that calls the  
application's executable. We are transferring one input file. Here's  
the submit:
universe = vanilla
getenv = False
requirements = OpSys == "WINNT50" || OpSys == "WINNT51"
executable = iwars3.bat
arguments = expt_0001.isf
transfer_input_files = expt_0001.isf
log = expt_0001.log
output = expt_0001.out
error = expt_0001.err
notification = never
queue   1

The iwars3.bat file runs fine from the command line, but when I do a  
condor_submit on this submit file, it starts running, but then I get  
an error that the app can't load a file. The app accesses a database  
that is configured on each of the nodes as well and is part of the  
command line call in the .bat file.

I looked through the Start and StarterLog files on the execute node,  
as well as the ShadowLog files, and nothing jumps out, e.g., file  
permissions, etc.. I don't know yet if this relates to something like  
the Excel problem previously reported, e.g., user registries and  
profiles, but it might - I'm checking into that.

In the meantime, does anyone have any insight, given what limited  
picture I've portrayed, what else could be the source of the problem,  
condor specific? I've thought about path issues, and permissions; is  
there anything else, or anywhere else I could look?

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