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glite-FTA_oracle - Update to version 3.0.8-0

Date 22.01.07
Priority Normal



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

Oracle dependencies removed

  • The dependencies on the oracle-client RPMs have been removed as the oracle-clients can be installed in any format. gLite cannot provide the oracle-client RPMs due to license restrictions and Oracle is not always providing the Oracle clients in rpm format.

    Please make sure that you still install the oracle-client library in your preferred format.

edg-mkgridmap not robust against xml parsing errors.

  • We now specify ISO-8859-1 as the character encoding, such that the XML parser will not bomb out on finding a character with the high bit set.
  • Added "--cache" option for VDT, which causes the grid-mapfile to be treated as a cache, i.e. it is only rewritten when the contents change. The example edg-mkgridmap.conf file (overwritten by YAIM) has these changes.
  • Removed references to - added new sources for "lhcbsgm" and "lhcbprd"
  • Get "atlas" users from root group instead of "lcg1" subgroup.


  • Gin, service-tool and standard-tables do not need to be restarted
  • Any user code that uses the rgma python api needs to be restarted such as the job status raw and gridftp logfile parsers.
  • All rgma services will need to be restarted to pick up the new file permissions (not world writable) - service-tool, flexible-archiver, publish-site, gin, glue-archiver(specific archiver configuration for glue)

Fixed bugs

Number Description
 #15615 LFC_server_oracle should not depend on oracle client rpms
 #15616 DPM-server-oracle rpm should not depend on oracle client rpms
 #18042 oracle-instantclient dependencies should not be specified on rpm level
 #18051 new yaim fn to check for oracle-instantclient
 #19765 edg-mkgridmap ignores X509_USER_CERT env veriables when run as non-root
 #21932 edg-mkgridmap not robust against xml parsing errors

Updated rpms

Name Version Full RPM name Description
edg-mkgridmap 2.7.0-1_sl3 edg-mkgridmap-2.7.0-1_sl3.noarch.rpm A tool to build the grid-mapfile
glite-FTA_oracle 3.0.8-0 glite-FTA_oracle-3.0.8-0.noarch.rpm gLite FTA Oracle node
glite-rgma-base 5.0.7-1 glite-rgma-base-5.0.7-1.noarch.rpm R-GMA basic configuration and documentation
glite-rgma-servicetool 5.0.4-1 glite-rgma-servicetool-5.0.4-1.noarch.rpm R-GMA service tool

The RPMs can be updated using apt via

Service reconfiguration after update

Not needed.

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)