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VDT 2.0.0p0 Release
On 21-May-2009, the VDT team announced the release of initial
release of VDT 2.0.0. (Also called VDT 2.0.0p0.)
(Note: It was not widely announced on this date, because it
first was sent to the OSG Validation Testbed for testing.)
Highlights of changes since 1.10.1
New Software Since 1.10.1
Bug Fixes Since 1.10.1
- Fixed PRIMA to properly point at the CA certificates when it is
installed by itself (VDT Ticket 5204)
- Changed the MySQL & Condor init script's sequence order to be
earlier, so that they start up before Globus GRAM 4. (VDT Ticket 5014)
- Changed the VDT init scripts' stop sequence order from 99 (which
wasn't a good idea) to 10. (VDT Ticket 5374)
New Platform Support
- Debian 5.0, x86 and x86_64
Platforms Dropped from Support
Other Changes since 1.10.1
We now require the use of Pacman 3.28.
You can now install just the server or client portions of
MyProxy. In the past you had to install all of MyProxy. The server
package is called
MyProxy-Server while the client is
We have removed jClarens from the VDT.
We have removed Java 1.4 and Tomcat 5 from the VDT because jClarens was the only
component that still depended on them (note: the VDT still includes Java 5 and
Java 6, as well as Tomcat 5.5)
We no longer support the VDT_PRETEND_32 environment variable. Instead, on x86_64
systems, use the new Pacman feature 3.28, '-pretend-arch i686'. Support for 32-on-x86_64
is no longer tested. More info
We no longer recognize the VDT_ALLOW_UNSUPPORTED environment variable. When installing
on a platform other than those we support, try using the pacman '-pretend-platform' flag.
Made major improvements to the size and structure of our Pacman files that allow for
faster installation times and better error messages when Pacman encounters a problem.
The VDT now has the ability to add support for new platforms
without causing other installation to believe that they need to
update their software. This is why we require Pacman 3.28.
All packages can now check for updates with vdt-version.
We now preserve VDTSETUP_CONDOR_LOCATION and VDTSETUP_CONDOR_CONFIG (if they are set
at installation time) so that it is not necessary to re-set them before running
"pacman -update" commands.
Added a test in our test suite for the Procd.
Man pages are now created for the VDT configuration scripts in the vdt/setup directory.
If you have installed Apache, try '
man configure_apache' for an example.
We have removed the perl wrapper from all platforms except Scientific Linux 3.
We have reduced the set of Perl modules that we include in the distribution.
We now support Java 6 on IA-64 platforms.
We have fixed many of the problems on SuSE-9/ia64