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Changes from 2.0.0p0 to 2.0.0p1
Added the Network Path and Application Diagnosis (NPAD) Client.
The NPAD server will be added in a future patch. (VDT ticket 4400)
There is now a configuration script for MyProxy that does basic
configuration. It doesn't do quite everything yet, but another
update in the near future will complete it. At this point, MyProxy
can be controlled by vdt-control.
Improved the vdt-postinstall script. Added more command line options, output
and debugging. (VDT ticket 5397)
Fixed some minor warnings in our configure scripts. (VDT ticket 2847)
Full 2.0.0p1 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p1 to 2.0.0p2
Updated glexec to 0.5.36 to address a security issue.
Fixed spurious warnings in vdt-post-install when there are no
The VDT Updater is more forgiving when validating user input,
and allows you to try again after a mistake instead of just
Full 2.0.0p2 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p2 to 2.0.0p3
Fixed a bug that prevented configuration of OSG-RSV (VDT ticket 5390)
Updated GIP from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2. (VDT ticket 5438)
Updated Bestman, SRM-Client-LBNL, and SRM-Tester-LBNL to 220.127.116.11.i6
to fix many bugs. (VDT ticket 5449)
Updated GUMS-Service and GUMS-Client to 1.3.15 to fix bugs
(VDT ticket 5450)
Extended the VDT-Client package (which is the basis for the OSG
client package) and the OSG-CE package so that they include the
clients for NDT, NPAD, BWCTL, and OWAMP. These are network
diagnostic tools that were added in VDT 2.0.0p0 (the initial
release). They were requested by ATLAS, and it is desired that
they are widely available so that when they are network problems,
tools that can help the diagnosis are readily available.
(VDT ticket 4400)
The BWCTL and OWAMP packages now set the MANPATH in the
environment so their man pages can be found.
Updated the VDT System Profiler to include some OSG configuration
and installation information.
The osg-supported-vo-list.txt now uses the lower case name
(instead of the mixed case name) and is sorted alphabetically, as
suggested by John Weigand. (VDT ticket 5437)
The VDT updater prints a small note into the vdt-install.log, so it
is clear what changes were caused by the VDT updater.
The vdt-ca-manage usage statement and POD have been updated to be
more consistent with other documentation. (VDT ticket 5446)
Full 2.0.0p3 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p3 to 2.0.0p4
- Updated OSG-RSV to 3.0-rc-6.
- This is a large update that should fix many
of the probe and setup problems that have been seen on ITB sites.
- Added the Subversion package, which is now a requirement for OSG-RSV.
- Tomcat fixes:
- Improved Tomcat's init script to not cache DNS hostname/IP
pairs forever, but only for five minutes. This means that
Tomcat does not need to be restarted to help Cemon or GUMS
find servers when their IP addresses change. (For example,
GUMS used to need restarting when a VOMS server would change.)
(VDT ticket 4646)
- Fixed a minor error in Tomcat's init script
(ITB ticket 58)
Fixed a problem with Bestman's installation which caused a failure if a
certificate was not found at install time.
Fixed VDT-Logrotate to not lose configuration during updates. (VDT ticket 5170)
Improved the OSG-Site-Web-Page scripts, and renamed them. (VDT ticket 5447)
Added a --gums-host command line option to configure_gums (VDT ticket 5481)
Set LFC tools to unsupported on SuSE-9/ia64. (This won't be
visible to most end-users.)
Improved the output of the VDT system profiler
Full 2.0.0p4 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p4 to 2.0.0p5
Updated UberFTP to 2.4
UberFTP Release Notes
(VDT ticket 5128)
Updated XrootdFS (VDT ticket 5493)
Updated gums-host-cron (by updating to GUMS 1.3.16) and
edg-mkgridmap: they no longer require osg-attributes.conf to be
present in order to generate the osg-vo-map, and they now know
about the new location for files in the
instead of the
monitoring directory. (VDT ticket 5462)
Updated Bestman and SRM-Client-LBNL from 18.104.22.168.i6 to 22.214.171.124.i7.p1.
This is a bug fix release.
(VDT ticket 5503)
Upgraded Condor and Condor Cron from 7.2.3 to 7.2.4. This
addresses a bug that particularly affected OSG installations at
Condor 7.2.4 Release Notes
(VDT ticket 5504)
Upgraded the Gratia probes from 1.02.1-5 to 1.04-1. Among other
changes, they added the ability to bundle multiple Gratia records
into a single push to the Gratia collector. The configuration file
format was also tweaked.
(VDT ticket 5501)
Upgraded Gratia Services/Reporting to 1.04.3 (VDT ticket 5186)
Upgraded the OSG Matchmaker from 0.5 to 0.7. Also fixed a bug that
prevented it from being installed.
0.7 release notes
(VDT ticket 5514)
Upgraded the Generic Information Provider from 1.1.2 to
1.1.3. This fixes a few minor bugs.
(VDT ticket 5515)
Condor and Condor-Cron avoid using /tmp for lock files is possible.
This reduces the disk of the lock file being deleted by an automated
system like tmpwatch. On
root installs the subdirectory "condor-lock" or "condor-cron-lock" in
/var/lock or /var/run will be preferred. For non-root installs, a the
Condor or Condor-Cron log directory will be used if it appears to be
a local filesystem..
(VDT ticket 5497)
(VDT ticket 5480)
Changed the Fetch-CRL cron job to run every 6 hours, instead of every 24
(VDT ticket 4140)
For information on configuring Fetch-CRL,
Changed OSG-RSV configuration to prevent possible errors during installation.
Full 2.0.0p5 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p5 to 2.0.0p6
Gratia Probe fixes:
Updated the Gratia probes to 1.04.3c-1. This fixes a problem with the
ps-accounting probe. Additionally, there is a fix for the Condor probe
to provide more correct DN information in some rare cases. (VDT ticket 5573)
Added PyOpenSSL package containing the Python pyOpenSSL module. The
latest Gratia probes require this module, which is not standard on all
systems. (VDT ticket 5558)
Updated OSG-RSV to 3.0-rc-11. This update includes a script that will
fetch the latest version of RSV from the subversion repository correctly.
Bestman has been updated with a feature to create recursive directories when
the destination does not have the necessary directory structure. This update
also includes syslog-ng/Netlogger bestman integration and the ability to
control gridFTP transfer block sizes in srm-copy. (VDT ticket 5567)
Fixed a bug in vdt-control that generated an incorrect permissions check in
the environment file for xinetd services. (VDT ticket 5196)
The Python distributed by the VDT has been updated to use the same internal
Unicode mode as the Python that is included on our supported platforms.
Most installations do not install Python from the VDT, so this will affect
few people, but it is necessary for the OpenSSL module change.
Full 2.0.0p6 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p6 to 2.0.0p7
RSV was updated from a release candidate to 3.0.0. There were only
two changes in RSV:
- RSV will now fetch probes from the production RSV cache, not the testing RSV cache.
- Four RSV probes that were causing problems in testing and are not
essential to WLCG availability calculations have been disabled by
default. To be precise, these are:
Full 2.0.0p7 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p7 to 2.0.0p8
Updated OSG-RSV to fix a problem that prevented the gratia-consumer
from sending RSV records if the python OpenSSL module was not installed
on the system. The VDT will automatically install the pyOpenSSL module
as of 2.0.0p6, and with this fix, the gratia-consumer can now find it
in the environment. (VDT ticket 5653)
Updated Apache to version 2.2.13, which fixes some security issues.
(VDT ticket 5639)
Updated Java 1.5 and 1.6 to new versions which include security
fixes. (VDT ticket 5644)
Fixed a bug in configure_bestman that prevented it from being run
Updated the Gratia probes to fix a bug that can cause delayed reporting
of records (VDT ticket 5695)
Updated the Gratia Services and Reporting packages to 1.04.4. This includes
a fix for PBS reporting, and other bug fixes. Most sites do not run a local
Gratia collector, so this update will not affect them. (VDT ticket 5675)
Improved robustness when upgrading a VOMS-Server from an older VDT. Upgrade
installs should now finish, as opposed to crashing during the pacman
install. However, there are some reports from the field (Dan Yocum) that
upgrade installs still do not work correctly. We will continue to
investigate and make necessary improvements in future releases.
Further reduced the size of vdt-install.log by reducing extraneous logging
from vdt-update-certs. (VDT ticket 5605)
Full 2.0.0p8 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p8 to 2.0.0p9
- Updated lcg-utils to 1.6.11-1 to 1.7.6-1. This was critical to CMS's operations. (VDT ticket 5328)
- Updated LFC from 1.6.11-4 to 1.7.2-4. This was requested by ATLAS. (VDT ticket 5613)
Patched cURL for a security problem.
(VDT ticket 5673)
Updated the Generic Information Provider from 1.1.3 to 1.1.5 to fix critical
bugs. (VDT ticket 5734)
(GIP 1.1.4 Release Notes)
(GIP 1.1.5 Release Notes)
Updated OSG-RSV to fix a problem with the Gratia consumer leaving behind zombie processes.
This update will require running the RSV subversion update_from_svn.sh script.
Improved the output of the VDT system profiler.
Improved error message when a platform is unsupported. This won't affect
existing installations. (VDT ticket 5662)
The VDT updater will save/restore edg-mkgridmap.conf files.
(VDT ticket 5609)
Full 2.0.0p9 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p9 to 2.0.0p10
Fixed lcg-utils to report the correct version number. The last release
reported 0.0.0. The version of lcg-utils has not changed.
Updated glexec-osg from 0.6.6 to 0.6.7. This fixes a problem in
the glexec monitor that caused failures under heavy load. Due to
upstream changes, this also drops support for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3. It also improves performance when the VDT that glexec is
installed in is on NFS and adds the
environment wrap and unwrap scripts
(VDT ticket 5736)
Updated Java 5 to 1.5.0_21 (VDT ticket 5823)
Removed the unnecessary Java paths from LD_LIBRARY_PATH (VDT ticket 5633)
Full 2.0.0p10 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p10 to 2.0.0p11
GUMS has been updated to GUMS 1.3.17. The gums-host-cron script
from this version no longer calls configure_gip, which is not
needed anymore. In addition:
Fixed gums-add-mysql-admin breaking if the user has set up a MySQL
password. This update will not affect existing installations.
(VDT ticket 5619)
Fixed permissions problem on gums.config. This update will not affect
(VDT ticket 5618)
EDG-Make-Gridmap no longer calls configure_gip anymore.
Tomcat updated to version 5.5.28 to fix security issues.
(VDT ticket 5682)
VOMS-Admin from 2.0.14 to 2.0.15. (VDT ticket 5704)
OSG-RSV has been updated to provide updates to the probes and consumers. Notably:
- The HTML consumer display screen has been improved to provide more information.
- The HTML consumer will no longer be a long running process, it will now be
invoked periodically to update the HTML pages.
Xrootd has been updated to version 20090721-0636 (VDT ticket 5758)
The default configuration for Condor-Cron will set the NETWORK_INTERFACE
to the loopback address, which will prevent Condor-Cron from listening
on any public interfaces. (VDT ticket 5874)
Full 2.0.0p11 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p11 to 2.0.0p12
Updated Bestman tools (VDT ticket 6103) (VDT ticket 5888)
Updated Xrootd to 20091028-1003 with XrootdFS 3.0rc3 (VDT ticket 6109)
The vdt-updater script will now be included in all VDT installations.
Full 2.0.0p12 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p12 to 2.0.0p13
RSV will now be distributed via tarballs (like we used to do) instead of
from a Subversion repository located at the GOC. There are minor changes
to the RSV infrastructure to make this work, but there are no updates to
The configure-osg program is now located in the VDT source code repository.
This is an administrative change that should help a lot internally, but it
shouldn't have any external effect.
Added a new component, the OSG Discovery Tools (VDT ticket 5944)
The Generic Information Provider has been updated to 1.1.8
(VDT ticket 6080)
Updated VOMRS to 1.3.4a (VDT ticket 6053)
Updated the Gratia probes to 1.06.12-1 (VDT ticket 6112)
Updated the OSG-Match-Maker to 0.8 (VDT ticket 5965)
Updated the Fermi SRM Client tools to version 1.9.5-3
(VDT ticket 5921)
Updated MySQL to 5.0.88 (VDT ticket 6077)
vdt-control.log is now being rotated (VDT ticket 5588)
Fixed vdt-ca-manage to properly detect when RPM is used to install
the CA Certificates. (VDT ticket 5997)
Updated the Gratia Collector from 1.04.4 to 1.06.12 (VDT ticket 6287)
Updated the OSG Site Portal page to include more information (VDT ticket 6322)
Full 2.0.0p13 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p13 to 2.0.0p14
Updated software to fix a security problem with inserting a null byte
into the DN portion of a certificate: (VDT ticket 6146)
- Wget version 1.12
- Java version 1.5.0_22
- Java version 1.6.0_17
- OpenLDAP version 2.4.19
Note:The update of OpenLDAP also requires us to rebuild LCG-Utils
and GFAL, which link against OpenLDAP. The version of these two components
has not changed.
Updated Squid to fix a denial of service attack vulnerability (VDT ticket 6382)
Fixed a bug in vdt-update-certs related to setting up CA Certificates when they
are not present during an update. (VDT ticket 6419)
Full 2.0.0p14 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p14 to 2.0.0p15
Security update for the Gratia probes. This is recommended for anyone using
Gratia, but important if you are running Condor, or the managed-fork
jobmanager. (VDT ticket 6525)
Full 2.0.0p15 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p15 to 2.0.0p16
Added the gLite client tools for the File Transfer Service
(FTS). They are in the gLite-FTS-Client package.
Added the EDG GridFTP client tools. They are in the
vdt-control can now be used to start cron services in the VDT when running as
a user other than root.
Bestman has been updated to 126.96.36.199.10 (VDT ticket 6372)
Xrootd has been updated to 20100315-1007
XrootdFS has been updated to 3.0rc4
The OSG Discovery tools have been updated to 1.0.4 (VDT ticket 6514)
Glexec has been updated to 0.6.8.3-osg1 (VDT ticket 6013). A
minor tweak has been made to the Glexec configuration that should
remove the requirement for installing the openssl-dev RPM.
(VDT ticket 6685)
PRIMA has been updated to version 0.8.7. This removes the extra
copy of curl (VDT ticket 6336)
Certificate script fixes:
Added a new option to vdt-ca-manage to setup the CA Certificate symlinks
without any certificate installation or future updating. For more information,
see here. (VDT ticket 6456)
Fixed a problem with the vdt-ca-manage script that would expand the words
'root' or 'local' if they were in the certificates path (VDT ticket 6502)
Information Services and Reporting changes:
CEMon was updated to version 1.12.1-14 (VDT ticket 6339)
The CEMon bug that caused Tomcat to shut down slowly has been fixed. (VDT ticket 3632)
The Gratia probes were updated to 1.06.15i-1 to fix a problem with the PBS probe
Java 1.6 has been updated to fix a security bug.
Updated Pegasus from 2.3.0 to 2.4.1. (VDT ticket 6743)
OSG-RSV has been updated to fix a minor security bug.
Fixed a minor bug in the vdt-system-profiler that would give a
non-fatal error if it was run outside of $VDT_LOCATION.
Full 2.0.0p16 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p16 to 2.0.0p17
- Released a new version of Xrootd containing a patch from US ATLAS that
will pick the correct oss.cache partition when multiple partitions
- Additionally, there were many changes to the configuration of Xrootd.
The man page for the new configure_xrootd script
is available here.
Updated Bestman, SRM-Client-LBNL, and SRM-Tester-LBNL to 188.8.131.52.13
(VDT ticket 6842)
Updated MyProxy and GSIOpenSSH to version 5.1 (VDT ticket 6140)
Updated Apache to fix a minor security vulnerability (VDT ticket 6856)
Added a new keyword - 'itb' - for the vdt-ca-manage script. This
will install certificates from the new ITB certificate distribution
to be used for testing.
Full 2.0.0p17 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p17 to 2.0.0p18
We have switched from Java 5 to Java 6: Java 5 is no longer in the
VDT, and all software in the VDT that was using Java 5 (that was
most of our software, other than Bestman), is now using Java
6. This was done because Java 5 is past it's end-of-life, and
security updates are no longer available.
OSG SEP 12
Full 2.0.0p18 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p18 to 2.0.0p19
Updated to a new version of the Generic Information Provider. This
provides the ability to publish information from an SE that is not
associated with a CE, and it includes several bug fixes.
Full 2.0.0p19 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p19 to 2.0.0p20
Patched Xrootd to fix a problem with the syntax when declaring the
redirector host from the data server.
Added BeStMan 2 to the VDT in the package 'Bestman2'. This new version
increases scalability significantly over the older version of Bestman.
Updated the Gratia probes to version 1.06.16b-1. This fixes a problem
that can cause Gratia probes to hang when the central collector is
being recycled. This release also includes two new probes for Xrootd
Updated the SRM-Fermi-Client to version 1.9.5-16.
Full 2.0.0p20 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p20 to 2.0.0p21
Removed sourcing of setup.sh from the Globus Jobmanager. This will decrease
the load on CEs by reducing the cost of each Globus job submission.
(VDT ticket 7451)
Improved the vdt-updater script to remove some steps in the update process.
One of the steps removed is taking a second backup, which will no longer be
necessary. The new update process can be followed once you have the latest
version of the updater (i.e. not during this update, but the subsequent one).
Updated Glexec to version 0.6.8.3-osg3. (VDT ticket 6739).
- Fix support for the user having done grid-proxy-init as opposed to voms-proxy-init.
- Change glexec_monitor to catch the SIGTERM signal and clean up including killing
child processes procd and gidd_alloc. This should prevent gidd_alloc processes from
being left around after a condor_rm.
Updated PRIMA to version 0.8.8. (VDT ticket 6739)
Updated GIP to version 1.1.10. This includes two patches for LSF sites.
Updated Fetch-CRL to version 2.8.5. (VDT ticket 4816)
Changed the configuration of Fetch-CRL so that if a CRL file is
corrupted (e.g. becomes a 0-length file), it will be overwritten by
Fetch-CRL on the next invocation. (VDT ticket 6239)
Updated MyProxy to version 5.2
Updated Gratia Collector to version 1.06.17. (VDT ticket 7375)
Updated some init scripts to create locks in /var/lock/subsys on RedHat
systems (and equivalents). Affected components: Apache, MySQL, Tomcat,
Condor, Condor-Cron, and Globus-WS. It may be necessary to re-run the
associated configure script for some components to get the updated init
script. Contact the VDT team for assistance. (VDT ticket 7052)
Updated MySQL to version 5.0.91. This update includes security fixes.
Updated Apache to version 2.2.16.
Apache change log
Updated the default memory the Tomcat starts with to 512 MB. This
change was requested because CEMon may run out of memory for large
sites. (VDT ticket 6038)
Updated to OpenLDAP 2.4.23 to address a security issue. The
security issue may not affect us (we only ship the client, not the
server), but we updated to be totally sure.
(VDT ticket 7384)
Updated LFC from 1.7.2-4 to 1.7.4-7. (On behalf of ATLAS.)
Updated Bestman2 from 2.0.1 to 2.0.2.
Full 2.0.0p21 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p21 to 2.0.0p22
We have streamlined the update procedure to remove some steps including the second
backups. The new update process is available to anyone updating from VDT 2.0.0p21
(OSG 1.2.14) or later.
Updated the Generic Information Provider to version 1.1.12. Information on the changes
is included in the ticket: (VDT ticket 7741)
Updated the Gratia configuration for the Glexec and GridFTP probes to include
extra attributes in the Gratia ProbeConfig configuration file.
Updated the OSG-Discovery Tools to version 1.0.6.
Added useful exit codes to the vdt-control script. <%ticket(6019) %> <%ticket(6490) %>
The new exit codes are documented here.
We changed the default EMAIL_DOMAIN for our Condor installation from $(UID_DOMAIN) to
$(FULL_HOSTNAME). This change can prevent accidentally spamming the mail server of
$(UID_DOMAIN) in some circumstances. (VDT ticket 5833)
Fixed the MySQL-5 init script that was released in VDT 2.0.0p21. The fix is to
properly create a lock file within VDT_LOCATION. However, we did not observe any
problems starting or stopping MySQL related to this bug.
Fixed a problem that required the XML::Parser Perl module to be pre-installed on
a system before installing the VDT. This bug was introduced in VDT 2.0.0p21.
Note: This change will not affect most sites.
Added an 'accept_limited' option in the Managed Fork section of the config.ini file.
This option was requested by Fermi to use when a gatekeeper is re-forwarding jobs
to other gatekeepers. It will not be commonly used and it will not be present in
the default config.ini file - the default behavior of configure-osg is unchanged.
(VDT ticket 7757)
Full 2.0.0p22 release notes
Changes from 2.0.0p22 to 2.0.0p23
Bestman2, Bestman-Client, SRM-Tester3-LBNL updated to 2.0.3
Bestman & SRM-Client-LBNL updated to 184.108.40.206.16.
The vdt-ca-manage and vdt-update-certs scripts have been updated to
handle the new CA certificate distribution format.
about the new distribution format.
Added symlinks from the VDT_LOCATION/logs directory to other component
log directories. The set of symlinks created is likely not complete
so if you have other components you would like a symlink for please
let us know.
Updated UberFTP to 2.6.
Updated PHP to 5.2.14 to fix a security vulnerability.
Full 2.0.0p23 release notes