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Note: This version of the VDT (1.10.1) is supported, but is not our latest stable release. The current stable release is 2.0.0.

VDT 1.10.1m Update

On 2008-10-22, the VDT team announced the release of VDT 1.10.1m.

Changes to VDT 1.10.1m

  1. Updated grid-cert-info (from Globus) so that you can supply a certificate whose filename ends in '.0' (like CA certificates) and it will accept them. This was a high-priority request for DZero. (VDT ticket 4107) (Globus ticket 4696)
  2. Fix to Globus-CondorNFSLite-Setup job manager. Jobs with minimum memory requirement but without an OS/architecture requirement will now generate correct submission files. (VDT ticket 4109)

Updating to VDT 1.10.1m

If you installed VDT 1.10.1 after VDT 1.10.1m was released on 2008-10-22, you do not need to do any of these update operations because you will have 1.10.1m.

The best way to do the update is to update the individual packages that have changed. To be clear, we do not recommend using pacman -update without specifying specific package names. Also note that you only need to update packages if you installed them. You can see what packages have been installed with:

pacman -lc

Common update directions

Before you do the update directions that follow, please run the following commands. They apply for all of the updates.

cd $VDT_LOCATION
. setup.sh
vdt-control --off
cp -pr $VDT_LOCATION BACKUP-LOCATION

The copy command makes a complete backup of your VDT installation, in case something goes wrong. Do not skip this step!

Updating CA-Certificates

Note: if you have not yet updated your CA-Certificates package (released on September 11th in VDT 1.10.1i), some of the following updates may automatically include this update for you. After this update, you will need to do a one-time configuration to re-install the certificates on your system. Many of the components installed by the VDT will not work until the certificates are re-installed. See the full instructions

Updating grid-cert-info

pacman -update Globus-Base-Essentials

Updating Globus-CondorNFSLite-Setup

pacman -update Globus-CondorNFSLite-Setup