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Re: [HTCondor-users] condor can't find its own program executable
- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 21:11:39 +0000
- From: Jaime Frey <jfrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [HTCondor-users] condor can't find its own program executable
I can reproduce some of this failure on one of our RHEL6 machines. I get a 'could not find a "condor_exec.exe" to executeâ message, and then psql proceeds to try to connect to the server.
The starter is setting argv of the jobâs process to condor_exec.exe, regardless of the real executableâs name. This is meant to make it easier for admins to identify Condor jobs running on their systems, particularly when there may also be interactive users on the same machines.
psql isnât the first program to be confused by this change in its program name. Weâve decided this âfeatureâ does more harm than good. In HTCondor 8.9.1, the jobâs argv will match the actual programâs name:
> On Apr 1, 2019, at 1:28 PM, John M Knoeller <johnkn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I was hoping it wouldnât matter, but not sure.
> There is no shadow for LOCAL universe, so it can't actually transfer files. But there is a Starter and it's the same Starter that is used for vanilla universe.
> You could try removing the should_transfer_files and transfer_executable lines from your submit file and just let it default those, but at this point I don't really expect that to help.
> I think using bash as a wrapper is your best bet.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dimitri Maziuk <dmaziuk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 12:06 PM
> To: John M Knoeller <johnkn@xxxxxxxxxxx>; HTCondor-Users Mail List <htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [HTCondor-users] condor can't find its own program executable
> On 4/1/19 10:55 AM, John M Knoeller wrote:
>> Try adding
>> transfer_executable = false
>> to your submit file.
> That's already there. Does that even matter when it's
>> universe = LOCAL
> ? -- but anyway, it has both transfer_executable and
> should_transfer_files set to false/no.
> Dimitri Maziuk
> BioMagResBank, UW-Madison -- http://www.bmrb.wisc.edu
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