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glite-BDII - Update to version 3.0.7-0

Date 31.10.07
Priority Normal



YAIM 4.0.0 is a release without any important functionality changes, but it fixes bugs found in the YAIM 3.1.1 release. The most relevant changes are:
  • Configuration of the new glite-info-generic rpm.
  • New site-info.def variable SITE_BDII_HOST.
  • users.conf example files includes pool accounts for sgm and prd users.
  • Removal of lcgenv.(c)sh file. Instead, the environment variables created there are now available in grid-env.(c)sh.
  • In the VOBOX, the function config_vobox, should contain a 'break' instead of an 'exit' in line 61.
  • GLOBUS_TCP_PORT_RANGE needs to be edited manually in the form of "num1,num2" for VDT versions 1.6, or "num1 num2" for VDT versions < 1.6. This will be automatically done in the next YAIM release. (Reported as bug #29878.)
Please, check the YAIM 4 guide for more details:
-- Advice:

It is advised to verify the consistency between the accounts listed
in YAIM's users.conf, /etc/passwd and /etc/grid-security/gridmapdir.

Accounts that should no longer be used should only be removed when
the service is in scheduled downtime and activity has drained.

To clean up /etc/grid-security/gridmapdir the following procedure
should be applied:

1. cd /etc/grid-security/gridmapdir

2. For any unwanted account name file "abc123" run this command:

        ls -li abc123

3. If the link count is 1, the file can be removed.

4. If the link count is 2, note the inode number of the file and
   run this command:

        ls -li | awk '$1 == inode_number'

   For example:

        ls -li | awk '$1 == 2467912'

   That will report 2 files: the unwanted account name file and
   the file whose name contains '%' characters and represents
   the user mapped to the account. Both must be removed.

Please also have a look at the list of known issues.

Updated rpms

Name Version Full RPM name Description
glite-BDII 3.0.7-0 glite-BDII-3.0.7-0.noarch.rpm gLite BDII node
glite-yaim-core 4.0.0-12 glite-yaim-core-4.0.0-12.noarch.rpm This is the main yaim core module that contains common functions to all node types.

The RPMs can be updated using apt via

Service reconfiguration after update

Service must be reconfigured.

Service restart after update

Service must be restarted.

How to apply the fix

  1. Update the RPMs (see above)
  2. Update configuration (see above)
  3. Restart the service if necessary (see above)