Thank you so much Dima for your support over the week-end
Thank you Greg for the suggestion...
I still have not been able to connect to the HTcondor cluster due to Power Outage..
However, in the mean tim I was trying to make things work natively on a Mac..
While the installation of Graph and Xmgrace is not perfect on that Mac (need to specify library location,) I did get the same problem with the error creating a temporary directory.
This is to say: unset TMPDIR also "saved the day" on the MacOS!!!
In the case of Singularity, the process never even saw that Chart/Graph and Xmgrace were installed.
But, if that was fixed, indeed the TMPDIR method should be emplyed as well.
Thanks again to both of you!
From: HTCondor-users <htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of dmitri.maziuk@xxxxxxxxx <dmitri.maziuk@xxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [HTCondor-users] could not make temporary directory: `/var/lib/condor/execute/dir_ Re: Fw: Xvfb | Docker Universe | Can't open display | (but works with docker run)
On 2021-11-01 4:43 PM, JEAN-YVES SGRO via HTCondor-users wrote:
> In a later email I reported trying to use Singularity, as suggested buby Dima, but it failed and I am not clear about why, possibly because Singularity did not inherit or see the material installed within the Image.. or perhaps it is not seeing the internal PATH in the container that is created.
Now that Greg's answer made me look, Singularity wouldn't have helped:
it's a bug that would work the same way in singularity -- as long as
$TMPDIR is set and is not /tmp. (The key bit that I didn't pay enough
attention to is that it fails on the *second* access.)
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