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Re: [Condor-users] Installed condor on Fedora with yum: condor_compile not there!
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 07:06:18 -0600
- From: Matthew Farrellee <matt@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] Installed condor on Fedora with yum: condor_compile not there!
I have installed condor 7.2.0 on Fedora 9 as a precompiled rpm package (with yum).
There are many condor_foobar executables in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin.
However, I don't have condor_compile.
There is lots of talking in the manual on condor_compile, which now confuses me.
Am I missing something important, or is condor_compile not required anymore in 7.2?
I maintain the condor package in Fedora, and you're right it is a bit different from the packages you may get directly from UW.
Not all of Condor's features are supported on all platforms. Some have dependencies that cannot be met everywhere.
The Fedora packaging guidelines currently preclude inclusion of the Standard Universe (SU) because of its dependencies
and fashion that it is built. At the time the package was created, this was also true for Globus gahps, though it may not still be
true. It may be possible to package Globus for Fedora, while for the SU it isn't possible to have a dependency on a patched
version of glibc. Additionally, the SU has not been ported to the newest glibc in Fedora.
That all said, it's possible that you could run some condor_compile'd binaries in your Fedora pool, but the condor_compile
may have to occur on a separate system where condor_compile is supported.
Thank you for the explanation.
What are the prospects that this will be fixed in a/the next release of Fedora?
Or is this dependency problem always there due to the "cutting-edge" property of Fedora?
If yes, would CentOS then be a better choice in this case?
It's an issue that needs to be addressed in Condor itself.
If you want to get condor_compile installed you're best bet is to grab
binaries from UW. If you want to try the setup of having a single
machine where you condor_compile with UW binaries, and then a Fedora
pool for execution, let's chat.