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Note: This version of the VDT (1.8.0) is no longer supported. Feel free to look through the documentation and install it, but we cannot guarantee support for it. The current stable release is 2.0.0.

VDT 1.8.0d Update

On 2007-08-15, the VDT team announced the release of VDT 1.8.0d.

Changes to VDT 1.8.0d

Updating to VDT 1.8.0d

If you installed VDT 1.8.0 after VDT 1.8.0d was released on 2007-08-15, you do not need to do any of these update operations because you will have 1.8.0d.

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 -l -d 1

Common update directions

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


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

Updating OSG-Site-Validate

Updating this package will update Condor-Devel and VDT-Questions-Base for you. After updating, the old Condor-Devel environment setup will still be in your environment. Start a fresh shell to get an updated environment that doesn't contain pointers to condor-devel.

  pacman -update OSG-Site-Validate
  # Before doing anything else, start a new shell in order to clear your environment of Condor-Devel relics.

Updating VDT-Questions-Base

You do not need to run this if you updated OSG-Site-Validate.

  pacman -update VDT-Questions-Base