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gLite 3.0

glite-CE - Update to version 2.4.18-1

Date 28.08.2006
Priority Normal


This update fixes various bugs. For the full list of bugs, please see list below.

Known issues

Extra steps are required for full logging on the glite CE. The first involves creating a configuration file for blah, /opt/glite/etc/blah.config, with the following contents
and then
    mkdir /var/log/glite/accounting
    chmod u+s /opt/glite/bin/BDlogger
At present there is no version APEL available which is compatible with these logs.
gLite CE and TORQUE server has problems with gridmapfile generation.
Please run the following rather than combining the node-types in one command:
    /opt/glite/yaim/scripts/configure_node site-info.def gliteCE
    /opt/glite/yaim/scripts/configure_node site-info.def TORQUE_server 
TORQUE server does not always start
For details see:

If you are configuring a torque server, please ensure the server is running:
    # /etc/init.d/pbs_server start
before running yaim's configure_node script.
VOtag publishing
For details see:

Please create the appropriate directories - one for each VO - under


 owned by the sgm. Also create




Problem if CE_DATADIR="" (default)
Due to bug

the glite-CE configuration the lcg-info-static-ce.ldif file is not created correctly if in the site-info.def file the CE_DATADIR="" (default).

The fix is, in case the ce_datadir id not defined to put:


to the site-info.def file.
Running a separate TORQUE server

Run the following on the torque server (BLParserPBS is from glite-ce-blahp)

      /opt/glite/bin/BLParserPBS -p 33332 -s /var/spool/pbs
Insert gLite CE hostname into /etc/hosts.equiv on the torque server.
On WNs put gLite CE hostname into


and run /opt/edg/sbin/edg-pbs-knownhosts (it will run as cron later anyway)

Fixed bugs

Number Description
 #19421 Regexp matching GlueCEUniqueID missing instances

Updated rpms

Name Version Full RPM name Description
glite-CE 2.4.18-1 glite-CE-2.4.18-1.noarch.rpm gLite Computing Element node configuration files
lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler-generic 1.6.1-1 lcg-info-dynamic-scheduler-generic-1.6.1-1.noarch.rpm GIP plugin for VO-specific scheduler info such as Estimated Response Time and Free Slots. This RPM contains the batch-system independent part. This RPM contains a document detailing how the batch-system specific information should be reported so that the code here can read it and compute the necessary information.

The RPMs can be updated using apt via

Configuration changes


Service restart after update


How to apply the fix

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