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glite-WMS - Update to version 2.3.25-0

Date 23.04.07
Priority Normal



This release upgrades VOMS from version 1.6 to version 1.7.

Here is a link to the list of bugs fixed:

And here are the release notes, for the upgrade from 1.6.x to 1.7.x:
  • The clients and APIs of VOMS 1.7.x are fully backwards compatible with VOMS 1.6.x. A simple upgrade of the RPMs is all that is necessary to upgrade them.
  • The server however requires an upgrade of the DB schema, upgrade that is performed the first time voms-admin 1.2.17 or higher is run. This means that VOMS 1.7.x requires voms-admin 1.2.17 or higher, though those versions of voms-admin may also run with VOMS 1.6.x.
  • Configuration-wise, two new ways to configure the vomsdir directory are available. Though both optional at the moment, it is highly suggested that at least option number 1 is used. The support of the old format will be removed with VOMS 1.8.x or in one year, whichever comes later.
  • New configuration options:
    1. Inside the vomsdir directory, a subdirectory for each supported VO is made, with the same name of the VO, and all and only the certificates of the servers supporting that VO are placed in it. The main directory should not contain any file, just the VO subdirs
    2. Instead of the server certificate, a new file, named <hostname>.lsc is placed in the VO subdir. This allows host admin to avoid updating the list of certificates whenever a VOMS server changes its certificate. For details od the file's format look at section 5.1.1 of the updated user guide, available here:

This update contains fixes for the following bugs:
  • #22879 LB and LL must log IP address for failed connection
    • the addresses are always logged
  • #23919 Errors from lower communication layers thrown away by L&B library
  • #23350 always start bkserverd with --super-users-file option
    • LB Server is always started with --super-users-file $GLITE_LOCATION/etc/LB-super-users
    • if the file does not exist, it is not fatal for startup, so the file is not touched during configuration
  • #24088 problems with "--super-users-file" option of bkserverd
    • fixed memory allocation when reading this file, causing the reported misbehaviour
  • #22337 (gLite WMS) under performing (from lhcb user)
    • better diagnostic provided in order to track the bug

This update contains a new version of glite-yaim-3.0.1. The new version contains the following new features:
  • To configure correctly the glite-CE with torque, the following parameters are obligatory:
    # Jobmanager specific settings
  • In case of site BDII separated from CE, it is necessary to install by hand the lcg-info-templates and lcg-info-generic packages to the site BDII node and to remove the ${INSTALL_ROOT}/lcg/var/gip/ldif/static-file-Site.ldif file on all CE nodes.
  • In the site-info.def file is necessary to define the BDII_CE_URL parameter as follows:
  • In the site-info.file given in ./examples, where is
    /C=CH/O=CERN/OU=GRID/CN=host/ ops' 'ops 15004
    should be
    /C=CH/O=CERN/OU=GRID/CN=host/ ops' 'ops 15009
  • If optional bin/yaim command is used to configure a gLiteCE, then the node will not work properly until service gLite is restarted since the gatekeeper will not be running after the configuration. If default configure_node script is used then all works without problems.
Please also have a look at the list of known issues.

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

Fixed bugs

Number Description
 #10035 voms_install_replica.sgml problem
 #10830 output of voms-proxy-init --help misleading
 #12514 Specifying multiple roles
 #13675 voms-proxy-init doesn't complain about wrong parameters or junk in the command line, just silently fails
 #14026 VOMS clients to be configured with the trusted certificate subjects, not the whole certificate
 #15238 [VOMS] init script start function is unclear or incorrect
 #15239 [VOMS] init script displays incomplete usage
 #15572 [VOMS] Invalid use of '~' in looking for vomses directory
 #15700 [VOMS] Apparent bug in open() of fifo
 #16540 voms-proxy-init -hours and -valid difference
 #16576 voms-proxy-init failure leaves tmp_x509up_u$(id -u)_$$ file on failure without a debugging wish from the user
 #17307 config_rfio show error messages when CASTOR-client is empty package
 #17362 voms-proxy-fake uses the holder's cert to sign the AC
 #17747 Errors in DB Access
 #17748 Incorrect proxy format for GT 4
 #17750 voms core logs: give explicit reason when proxy refused due to invalid crl or other problem with user's CA.
 #17831 voms-proxy-init doesn't work with single quote in DN
 #17863 voms-proxy-info man page and -help inconsistency
 #18258 voms-proxy-init failure
 #19145 voms-proxy-* commands should be able to use p12 formatted certificate
 #19230 voms-proxy-init --valid 168:00 result not clearly explained situation
 #19349 voms start script for a vo kills other vos
 #20502 A memory leak in vomsdata::Retrieve()
 #20508 simplified Java VOMS API
 #20805 voms-proxy-info showing the delegation chain
 #20984 Ip address information in logs when a proxy is requested in VOMS Server
 #21033 Signing policy verifies first tripplet with matching access_id_CA in policy files only.
 #22156 There is a possible vulnerability concerning the VOMS server
 #22832 Proxy renewal doesn't work
 #22879 LB and LL must log IP address for failed connection
 #23350 always start bkserverd with --super-users-file option
 #23919 Errors from lower communication layers thrown away by L&B library
 #24088 problems with "--super-users-file" option of bkserverd
 #24190 Use $pbsserver instead of $clienthost in mom_priv/config for torque > 2.
 #24294 Unharmonized indexing of voms_apic.h/c interface (Voms version 1.7.10)
 #24303 empty line in users.conf causes config_users to fail
 #24373 Exit codes for voms-proxy-init not unique.
 #24556 Seg fault in voms-proxy-info
 #24712 config_users creates accounts for unsupported VOs
 #24784 Starting mysqld in DPM config steps (Yaim)

Updated rpms

Name Version Full RPM name Description
glite-lb-client 2.1.6-1 glite-lb-client-2.1.6-1.i386.rpm L&B client API and tools
glite-lb-logger 1.2.4-1 glite-lb-logger-1.2.4-1.i386.rpm L&B local logger
glite-security-voms-api-c 1.7.16-2 glite-security-voms-api-c-1.7.16-2.i386.rpm glite-security-voms
glite-security-voms-api-cpp 1.7.16-2 glite-security-voms-api-cpp-1.7.16-2.i386.rpm glite-security-voms
glite-WMS 2.3.25-0 glite-WMS-2.3.25-0.noarch.rpm gLite Workload Management System node configuration files
glite-yaim 3.0.1-10 glite-yaim-3.0.1-10.noarch.rpm glite-yaim

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)