glite-TORQUE_utils - Updated to version 3.2.3-4

Normal priority update
Released on Update 26 (06/04/2011)

Description (See the patch #4410)

What's new

This version of glite-TORQUE_utils depends on the current version of the Torque RPMS in the EPEL repository, 2.3.13.

In these RPMs, /var/spool/pbs is changed to /var/torque in the EPEL supplied Torque RPMs. This cannot be altered.

External dependencies have been cleaned up: dependency bouncycastle-glite removed.

YAIM configuration

The glite-yaim-torque-* scripts have been updated to take this into account.

For YAIM, the directory where the Torque configuration and log files are found can be configured by setting the variable


in the site-info.def. The default value is the value listed here.

APEL & accounting

The new glite-yaim-torque scripts also update the APEL configuration file.

If the accounting logs are exported using NFS to a separate CREAM CE then the mounts must be adjusted from '/var/spool/pbs' to '/var/torque'.

Upgrade notes

  • Because the Torque spool directory has changed location it is not recommended to upgrade a running Torque setup. Information about running jobs will be lost when the new RPMs are installed.
  • For complex site setups it is possible to ease the upgrade process by creating a symlink /var/spool/pbs -> /var/torque

    The following command sequence has been found to be helpful:

    1. Prepare:

      service pbs_mom stop

      mv /var/spool/pbs /var/torque

      ln -s /var/torque /var/spool/pbs

      service pbs_mom start

    2. Upgrade:

      Install new torque rpms

      Run yaim

The extra advantage of this is that the TORQUE_VAR_DIR variable does not need to be explicitly set in the site-info.def file.

Dependent Patches

#4415 CREAM CE 1.6.3 for gLite 3.2/sl5_x86_64

Fixed Bugs

There are no bugs fixed in this version.

Updated Rpms (See the full list)

NameVersionFull Rpm NameDescription
glite-TORQUE_utils 3.2.3-4 glite-TORQUE_utils-3.2.3-4.x86_64.rpm gLite metapackage (glite-TORQUE_utils)
glite-yaim-torque-utils 4.0.5-4 glite-yaim-torque-utils-4.0.5-4.noarch.rpm glite-yaim-torque-utils module configures the TORQUE utils.
glite-apel-core 2.0.12-8 glite-apel-core-2.0.12-8.noarch.rpm Core components of the Apel accounting application
torque 2.3.13-1 torque-2.3.13-1.el5.x86_64.rpm Tera-scale Open-source Resource and QUEue manager
libtorque 2.3.13-1 libtorque-2.3.13-1.el5.x86_64.rpm Run-time libs for programs which will use the torque library
torque-client 2.3.13-1 torque-client-2.3.13-1.el5.x86_64.rpm Client part of TORQUE

Service reconfiguration after update

Service must be reconfigured.

Service restart after update

Service must be restarted.