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Difference between 2.0.0p8 and 2.0.0p0
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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