[torqueusers] Torque arrived in Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu Maverick

Joshua Bernstein jbernstein at penguincomputing.com
Mon Jun 28 11:49:59 MDT 2010


We should see to it that their patches make it into TORQUE 2.5.0. 
Perhaps opening a bug to track this would be a good idea.

We need to move towards a reliable method of tracking changes in all 
future TORQUE release. Bugzilla seems to be a good place to do so.


Ken Nielson wrote:
> This is awesome. You even went with version 2.4.8.
> Thanks for making TORQUE more easily distributed and installed.
> Ken Nielson
> Adaptive Computing
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steffen Möller" <steffen_moeller at gmx.de>
> To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
> Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:08:55 PM
> Subject: [torqueusers] Torque arrived in Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu Maverick
> Dear all,
> we have some good news for you, Torque 2.4 has arrived in
> Debian and Ubuntu as a collaborative effort of the two
> distros' communities. It is now in Debian Squeeze (testing)
> [1], which is expected to be releases as the next stable
> version later this year. Ubuntu has it in the Maverick
> Meerkat [2].
> The packaging followed the philospophy to change as little
> as possible of the original source tree. The few bits that
> have been changed appear as  separate patches [3]. It would
> be lovely if those could all be integrated with Torque 2.5
> or even earlier?
> The packaging brings some advancements for an easier mainte-
> nance and installation across a cluster with it. There must
> be something to it, since we are aware of 6-8 independent
> efforts to package Torque. A major achievement over the
> manual installation is possibly the clean separation of server,
> scheduler, mom and client in separate packages. The latter
> has a separate GUI version with dependencies to X, i.e. for
> the packaging the sources are compiled twice, one time with
> a GUI and one time without it.
> Here the list of available packages:
>  libtorque2-dev - header files for libtorque2
>  libtorque2 - shared library for Torque client and server
>  torque-client-x11 - GUI for torque clients
>  torque-client - command line interface to Torque server
>  torque-common - Torque Queueing System shared files
>  torque-mom - job execution engine for Torque batch system
>  torque-pam - PAM module for PBS MOM nodes
>  torque-scheduler - scheduler part of Torque
>  torque-server - PBS-derived batch processing server
> one will install by invoking apt-get install with any subset
> of torque-server, torque-mom and torque-client as arguments.
> The packages are easily rebuilt under older versions of either
> distribution. We have tried them down to lenny and jaunty.
> Many, many thanks go to all who were involved, to mind come Daniel,
> Dominique, Jordi and Morten, and our thanks also go to Michael
> and Chris from Cluster Resources for their encouragement.
> Please let patches or comments flow in. And we are very interested
> in any issues that you have run into while upgrading or to hear
> that is just went smoothly.
> With best regards,
> Steffen
> [1] http://packages.qa.debian.org/t/torque.html
> [2] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/torque
> [3] http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-escience/torque/trunk/debian/patches/#_torque_trunk_debian_patches_
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: torque 2.4.8+dfsg-7 MIGRATED to testing
> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:39:21 +0000
> From: Debian testing watch <noreply at release.debian.org>
> To: torque at packages.debian.org
> FYI: The status of the torque source package
> in Debian's testing distribution has changed.
>   Previous version: (not in testing)
>   Current version:  2.4.8+dfsg-7

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