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VDT 1.3.7 Release
We are pleased to announce the release of VDT 1.3.7.
New Supported Platforms
- Fedora Core 4. Note: SELinux must be disabled
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Advanced Server
- vdt-rotate-globus-logs has been replaced by vdt-rotate-logs,
which rotates logs from all VDT packages. Finding unbounded logs is
difficult so if you see any that aren't rotated please let us know.
- You can now remove VOs with
- You can now set a MySQL root password with
- MySQL is now built with SSL support
- The GT4 webservices-bases GRAM, RFT and MDS services are now
included, along with VDT configuration scripts to simplify setup.
- Globus 4.0.1 web services are now
- Clarens 0.7.2 and the JobMon
- gLite CE Monitor 1.0.2 for all
platforms except Debian and RedHat 7.
- SRM Tester for all platforms except ROCKS. (SRM Tester is a
subset of DRM that can be used to test an SRM installation, but
it doesn't require all of DRM to be installed.)
- DRM is now included on Debian Linux.
- We've started documenting some aspects of the VDT that most
users won't care about, but some will care very much
about. These are in our technical
- When we learned how to submit jobs to the new web services GRAM,
we learned about a few differences from submitting jobs to the
pre-web services GRAM. We documented a few details of how to
submit jobs to WS GRAM.
- John Weigand noticed that the EDG-CRL-Update utilities were
missing from several component installs. They are now included in
all the appropriate spots.
- The MonaLisa
configuration script has been rewritten in order to fix
several longstanding problems and help preserve configuration
across VDT upgrades. By default, it now takes parameters on the
command line. If you want the old-style interactive prompts you
must call it with
$GLOBUS_LOCATION/tmp is now sticky
world-writable. This simplifies GT4 GRAM installation, and is
needed for other software. See
VDT Support Ticket #829.
- Fixed a typo in the Condor configuration which resulted in the
grid monitor not being used.
- Condor will now start up properly if you answer 'yes' to the
- inetd/xinetd will be restarted if you answer 'yes' to the Globus
- MySQL now properly ignores the global /etc/my.cnf configuration file.
- Previously, Tomcat was configured to listen on the main network
interface. This has been changed to localhost. Since access to
Tomcat hosted services (GUMS, VOMS, jClarens) is done through a
local Apache proxy this should not effect any users.
- A bug in the gpt-update utility has been fixed, but as it's
deprecated users should transition to gpt-install.
- Clarens 0.7.2
- Condor/Condor-G 6.7.12
- DRM 1.2.9
- Globus Toolkit, pre web-services 4.0.1
- GSI-Enabled OpenSSH 3.5
- GUMS 1.1.0
- Java SDK 1.4.2_08
- jClarens 0.6.0
- jClarens Web Service Registry 0.6.0
- Monalisa 1.2.46
- MyProxy 2.2
- MySQL 4.0.25
- PyGlobus gt4.0.1-1.13
- UberFTP 1.15
- Virtual Data System 1.4.1
- VOMS 1.6.7
- VOMS Admin (client 1.0.7, interface 1.0.2, server 1.1.2) 1.1.0-r0
- Pacman 3.14 is required to install
- We have switched the VDT cache from Pacman 2 to Pacman 3 syntax.
While this is mostly under the hood, it will change the output
pacman gives during a successful install or errors. Please let
us know if you have any questions.
- The Condor and Globus-Condor-Setup packages have been removed
from VDT-Gatekeeper. From now on, VDT-Gatekeeper will provide a
complete gatekeeper install on a machine that already has a
batch system set up and configured, or you can install these
after installing VDT-Gatekeeper.
- Incorporated updates to the generic information provider to
benefit Open Science
Grid. In particular, the batch system information now
includes per-VO information, and there is an OSG-specific
configuration file that is included. To go along with this
change the GLUE schema has been slightly extended with the
- VOMS – both client and server – will not install on
RedHat 7. Due to a last minute compilation problems with VOMS,
we were unable to provide it for this platform. Previously,
VOMS Admin did not work on RedHat 7, and hence we did not
support VOMS Admin or the VOMS server there. If you need the
VOMS client to work on RedHat 7, please let us know, or we may
drop support for it on RedHat 7 permanently.
- The Globus-New-GridFTP-Server package has been removed, as it is
part of Globus 4.0.1.
- In order to not interfere with pre-existing servers, MySQL will
no longer use the default port (3306) and socket
(/tmp/mysql.sock). Instead, a random port will be picked at
install time (recorded in vdt/etc/mysql.vars) and the socket
moved to vdt-app-data/mysql/var/mysql.sock. Configuration for
VDT daemons has been updated to reflect this change, but you may
need to reconfigure any external clients and servers that access
the VDT MySQL database.
- In upgrading VOMS Admin to a recent gLite version, the VOMS
Admin files moved from the
directory to a new
VOMS itself is still installed in
- In order to work with as many systems as possible, the PyGlobus
package is now built at install time. The Python package
provided by the VDT will only be used if your local python
package is incomplete (usually missing the python-devel package)
or too old (PyGlobus only supported Python 2.x). Because this
adds a significant amount of time to the install, the PyGlobus
package was removed from VDT-Client.
To learn more, you can look at
the main documentation page or
documentation specific to VDT 1.3.7.
The VDT 1.3.7 cache is located at: