[gold-users] Installation prerequisites

Ken Schumacher kschu at fnal.gov
Wed Jun 10 14:53:53 MDT 2009

Thanks Scott,

I think I have found another point worth mentioning.

I went through the installation document working the steps as I went  
along.  Had I read the whole thing first and then ran through the  
steps, this might have turned out differently.

I created a new user on my system to be the non-root owner of this  
software installation.  I picked the name 'goldam' and gave it a  
unique UID on my host.  I used an existing group called 'products'  
which we use around here.  Most of our systems admins are members of  
the products group.  This allows read access to config files and such.

When I ran the initial configure and make steps, I did so as user  
'goldam'.  I used the defaults as much as possible and specified very  
little as options to configure and make.  I saw that the default was  
to make the software as the user that ran the make command.  So most  
of the software is owned by user 'goldam' and group 'products', as I  

Then I ran the make steps which must be run as user 'root'.  For  
these, it appears that files that were installed in those steps are  
owned by user 'gold' (which I had not created on the system) and group  
'root'.  I discovered this when I got to the step where I am supposed  
to edit the goldd.conf file.  I would have expected that the 'goldam'  
user would have been set as the default when I ran configure under  
that account.  But it appears that username was not saved in the  
configuration.  Then when I ran the later steps as root, it used the  
'gold' username as the default.

So I assume I need to re-run the configure and specifically tell it I  
want to use the 'goldam' username and then remake things.  Hopefully,  
that will correct the ownerships and then I will be able to edit the  
configuration files without having to log in as 'root' to do so.

If I am off-base here, please let me know.

More later,
Ken S.

On Jun 10, 2009, at 12:49 PM, Scott Jackson wrote:

> Ken,
> I have looked at this and clearly you are right. The problem now is  
> what should it say. I am trying to figure out what minimal version I  
> should have said it pertained to. I do not see any reason that  
> 2.0.26 is all that special. I have looked and cannot even find an  
> old rpm based on anything earlier than 2.0.44. I'm not sure there is  
> anything terribly wrong with any version of 2.0 and higher (I  
> believe this is needed to interoperate with apache 2.0 and higher).  
> So I will change the INSTALL to say:
> Index: INSTALL.in
> ===================================================================
> --- INSTALL.in  (revision 114)
> +++ INSTALL.in  (working copy)
> @@ -142,7 +142,7 @@
>    [root]  wget http://rpm.emsl.pnl.gov/3.0AW/en/os/i386-U4/RedHat/RPMS/openssl-0.9.7a-33.12.i386.rpm
>    [root]  rpm -Uvh openssl-0.9.7a-33.12.i386.rpm
> -  o mod_ssl 2.26 or higher [OPTIONAL]:
> +  o mod_ssl 2.0 or higher [OPTIONAL]:
>    -----------------------------------------------
>    If you are installing the gui you will need an apache interface  
> to OpenSSL
> Thanks for pointing this out.
> Scott
> Ken Schumacher wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I'm installing my first installation of the Gold Allocation  
>> Manager.   I am working through the documentation and I believe I  
>> have come  across a typo.
>> http://www.clusterresources.com/products/gold/docs/userguide/ 
>> x187.html
>> The last package listed is "mod_ssl 2.26 or higher [OPTIONAL]".   
>> The  short section that follows lists a wget of   
>> mod_ssl-2.0.46-44.ent.i386.rpm.  I checked the system I am  
>> installing  on and it already has mod_ssl-2.0.52-41.sl4.2.i386  
>> installed.
>> I expect my system meets this prerequisite.  I believe this  
>> subheading  should read "2.0.26 or higher" and that I have simply  
>> discovered a  typo.  If I am missing something here, please let me  
>> know.
>> I suppose I should ask if there is a more appropriate place for me  
>> to  report typos and/or seek clarifications like this.
>> More later,
>> Ken S.
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Ken Schumacher  <kschu at fnal.gov>  (o) 630-840-4579 (f) 630-840-3109
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