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Re: [HTCondor-users] config.d vs condor_config.local

There has not been a change to the order of precedence,  condor_config.local has always been read both
before AND AFTER the config directory.  It is read after the config directory when LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE
resolves to something different after the config directory has been parsed.

The default value for LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE is
LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE = $(LOCAL_DIR)/condor_config.local
which is specified in the default condor_config.

The default value of $(LOCAL_DIR) is $(TILDE)
it used to be set to $(TILDE) explicitly in condor_config, but as of 8.1.6 it is a compile time default.
This is the biggest change between 8.0 and 8.2, the base condor_config was stripped down to
the absolute minimum and explict setting of LOCAL_DIR is one of the things removed from this file.

If condor_config.local is being parsed after the config directory, it is most likely because the config directory
has either changed LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE, set LOCAL_DIR, or set TILDE.

try running this command to see what is being set and where.
condor_config_val -verbose -dump 'LOCAL_(CONFIG|DIR)'

I suspect you will see that LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE refers to $(LOCAL_DIR), but that LOCAL_DIR isn't
set in condor_config, but later - so the local config file can't be found until after the config directory has been read,
and therefore it is being parsed last.


On 8/7/2014 12:52 PM, Dimitri Maziuk wrote:
Hi all,

quick question: the manual
- 3.2.2 - 7 - configuration files) says

"Next, HTCondor tries to load the local configuration file(s). The only
way to specify the local configuration file(s) is in the global
configuration file, with the LOCAL_CONFIG_FILE macro. If that macro is
not set, no local configuration file is used. This macro can be a list
of files or a single file.

If configured, HTCondor also uses the LOCAL_CONFIG_DIR setting get a
directory where a list of configuration files is held. The files are
searched for configuration settings."

condor_config_val -dump says

"Contributing configuration file(s):
#       /etc/condor/condor_config
#       /etc/condor/config.d/10_config.wrk
#       /etc/condor/config.d/20_config.cron
#       /etc/condor/condor_config.local"

The order implied by the manual is

The order reported by condor_config_val is

So which is it? And is it stable or is it gonna change with the next
update? I'd like to know who would override who.


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