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Note: This version of the VDT (1.9.1) 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 1.9.1 Release
On 2008-04-02, the VDT team announced the release of VDT 1.9.1.
Upgraded Software Since 1.9.0
Bug Fixes Since 1.9.0
The URL given when asking the question about where CA
certificate should be installed was incorrect. It is now correct.
The vdt-update-certs script will now error out if the directory CERTS_DIRECTORY/certificates
is a directory and not a symlink. This script requires that this location is a symlink to
work properly, and will record an error if it is not. (CERTS_DIRECTORY is the directory
pointed at by $VDT_LOCATION/globus/TRUSTED_CA). (VDT ticket 3390)
VOMS now works on x86-64 SLES 9. (VDT ticket 3401)
Picked up the correct version of our pre-compiled Perl modules on x86-64
SLES 9. (VDT ticket 3340)
Condor NFS lite job manager now works with WSGRAM.
(VDT ticket 3411)
We now tell Tomcat to set Java's maximum PermGen memory to be
larger, to avoid running out of PermGen memory. (VDT ticket 3419)
Improved how we track what files are installed by Globus, so they
can be removed. This should improve our ability to have smooth
updates for Globus components. (VDT ticket 3102)
The SGE job manager now works with rotated log files.
Fixed a bug in the Condor job manager where it would interpret
aborted jobs as successful. (VDT ticket 3406)
Other Changes since 1.9.0
CA Certificates are now initially installed using the vdt-update-certs script.
We have removed the CA-Certificates-Base package from the cache. (VDT ticket 3405)
Condor-Devel has been replaced with Condor-Cron to better reflect
the current use of the package. Condor-Cron has been simplified to
support only the subset necessary to run "cron-like" jobs. Users
requiring a full batch system or grid computing capabilities should
continue to use the Condor package. (VDT ticket 3410)
The affects OSG sites using RSV. The upshot for you is that
Condor-Cron is always installed, and you cannot use your
pre-installed Condor instead of Condor-Cron. This keeps RSV jobs
separate from your production jobs: you can stop or restart RSV
jobs without affecting your production jobs. Also, we've provided
wrappers for Condor commands specific to Condor-Cron. For example,
you can see RSV jobs with
There is a new script called ca-certs-status to help you
understand the state of the CA certificates installation. For
vdt-update-certs last run: 2008-04-02T13-22-15
It will give a warning if it hasn't been run in a while:
vdt-update-certs last run: 2008-03-31T16-55-35
WARNING: vdt-update-certs has not run in over 24 hours
Future versions of this script will also give information about the CA
We added a check to our prereq script to detect if a system has SELinux enabled.
There are known issues when attempting to install/execute the VDT with SELinux
enabled, so we now will print a warning near the beginning of the install.
The configure_osg_rsv script has moved from $VDT_LOCATION/vdt/setup to
$VDT_LOCATION/osg-rsv/setup. We have created a symlink in the old directory
to help avoid confusion.
Made the vdt-install.log file be readable only by the installing user, in
case the log file contains sensitive data. (VDT ticket 3215)
Added --enable and --disable options to vdt-control, which allow a user to
set the desired state of one or more services without having to run a
separate command (vdt-register-service). (VDT ticket 3412)
To learn more, you can view
specific to VDT 1.9.1.
The VDT 1.9.1 cache is located at: