[torqueusers] TORQUE 2.5.1 available

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Tue Jul 27 11:23:20 MDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:33:24AM -0600, Ken Nielson alleged:
> On 07/27/2010 09:47 AM, Garrick Staples wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 05:09:06PM +0200, torqueusers at calcua.ua.ac.be alleged:
> >    
> >> On Wed, 21 Jul 2010, Ken Nielson wrote:
> >>
> >>      
> >>> We still were missing some files for Cygwin in the 2.5.0 release. We
> >>> have fixed the problems. had the original authors verify the tar ball
> >>> and it is now available at
> >>> http://www.clusterresources.com/downloads/torque/torque-2.5.1.tar.gz
> >>>        
> >> When making and installing the rpms, there is an error in
> >> /etc/init.d/pbs_server - the 'fi' at the end of the outcommented block
> >> should also be outcommented:
> >>      
> > Thanks. This dump typo has cropped up a few times.
> >
> > I've correct it and restored the original behaviour in trunk and 2.5-fixes.
> >    
> We are planning to comment out the else of this again, but before we do 
> we want to make sure we are all in agreement why doing a -t create in an 
> init.d script is problematic. There are also some problems we see in the 
> script itself.
> PBS_HOME is a hard coded path and does not take into account that the 
> user may have used --with-server-home and set the server location to 
> somewhere else besides /var/spool/torque. If the user does set the 
> server home directory to somewhere besides the default then the check 
> "if [ -r $PBS_HOME/server_priv/serverdb ]" will always fail and the -t 
> create will always be called, wiping out the users database each time 
> they restart.

These scripts are only installed by the rpm and the path is modifed correctly
at build-time. If this is failing, then there is another problem that needs to
be fixed.

If someone has manually installed these scripts, then he/she has to do it

> I'm sure the case could be made to use the -t create at init time but 
> there should be a warning that you are about to wipe out your 
> configuration. However, the safer place to initialize the database is 
> with torque.setup during installation.

Easy, automatic creates are nice for people.

How about we just loudly rename any existing file?

Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

Life is Good!
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