[torqueusers] ANNOUNCE: New version of openpbs/torque Python interface (2.9.4)

Bas van der Vlies basv at sara.nl
Thu Nov 16 06:58:38 MST 2006

=========== Version 2.9.4
         -  Function pbs.pbs_geterrmsg does not exits any more is
            replaced by pbs.error():
                 errno, text = pbs.error()
                 print errno, text
            Reported by: pk at q-leap dot com
            Fixed by   : Bas van der Vlies

         - PBSQuery.py
            * Added get_version() for server class, returns the version
              of the batch server
              Added by    : Bas van der Vlies

            * Added get_nodes() for job class, returns a list of nodes on
              which the job is run
              Added by    : Bas van der Vlies

            * PBSQuery.py rewrite make use of UserDict module.
              Suggested by: Ramon Bastiaans
              Fixed by    : Bas van der Vlies

the latest stable pbs_python interface is available from:

Information, documentation and reporting bugs for the package:

===== Brief description =========================================

Pbs_python interface is a wrapper class for the OPENPBS/TORQUE C LIB
API. Now you can write utilities/extensions in Python instead of C.

The Python wrapper class is tested on:

   - Intel cluster debian GNU/LINUX woody/sarge OPENPBS 2.3.16,
     TORQUE 1.0.1p4, 1.1.0p4 and up

   - For X86_64 systems you have to compile torque/openpbs with
     the -fPIC option. Else you can not build the python module

   - TRU64 system, NOTE: must rename libnet.a to libpbs_net.a and edit
     setup.py to reflect the change. There is also a system wide

   - It should run on different OSes.

In the past our Alpha cluster was redhat (6.2)  and we had to add
'-lots' to the LIBS line

--- Compile and install the package: (Require python 2.1 and higher)

   As for python version 1.6 and higher the procedure is:
     make install

   Debian package:
     debian/rules binary

--- Testing the package:

The test programs are include as a reference how to use the pbs
python module. You have to edit some test programs to reflect
your PBS/Torque installation.

pbsmon.py        - ascii xpbsmon
rack_pbsmon.py   - ascii xpbsmon by rack layout
pbsnodes-a.py    - pbsnodes -a
pbs_version.py   - print server version
set_property.py  - set some node properties
resmom_info.py   - queries the pbs_mom daemon on the nodes
logpbs.py        - Shows the usage of the PBS logging routines
new_interface.py - Example how to use PBSQuery module
PBSQuery.py      - python <install_path>/PBSQuery.py (has builtin demo)

For more info about SARA see:

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*  Bas van der Vlies                     e-mail: basv at sara.nl      *
*  SARA - Academic Computing Services    phone:  +31 20 592 8012   *
*  Kruislaan 415                         fax:    +31 20 6683167    *
*  1098 SJ Amsterdam                                               *
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