[torqueusers] Torque 2.5.9 and not finding pbs_iff

Ken Nielson knielson at adaptivecomputing.com
Mon Nov 7 09:12:39 MST 2011


Donald,

How did you install TORQUE? Did you use RPMs?

Ken

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donald Neal" <dmneal at wand.net.nz>
> To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
> Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2011 5:59:50 PM
> Subject: [torqueusers] Torque 2.5.9 and not finding pbs_iff
> 
> I've built Torque 2.5.9 using
> 
> ./configure --libdir=/usr/local/lib --localstatedir=/var
> --enable-dependency-tracking --with-gnu-ld
> --with-default-server=symphony.waikato.ac.nz --enable-blcr
> --with-blcr=/opt/blcr-0.8.4 --enable-cpuset --disable-gui
> --disable-rpp
> --enable-server-xml --with-servchkptdir=/scratch-head/checkpoint
> 
> On replacing the existing version 2.5.7 server install with this and
> restarting pbs_server, any attempt to communicate with the server
> process using, say, qsub or qstat, gives an error message like this
> one:
> 
> $ qstat -t
> pbs_iff command not found.
> qstat: cannot connect to server symphony (errno=15008) pbs_iff
> command
> not found, unable to authenticate
> 
> Now, "which pbs_iff" dutifully reports that the file to be used is
> /usr/bin/pbs_iff, and yes, privileges on that file are 4755. More
> interesting, if the user's PATH is set so that /usr/bin is the first
> element, the problem goes away. The problem comes back if another
> element is placed in the PATH before /usr/bin, apparently regardless
> of
> what that element is.
> 
> This suggests I've missed something interesting about the way setuid
> operates in Debian Linux stable. Is there a known change between
> Torque
> 2.5.7 and 2.5.9 which could do something relevant to this?
> 
> - Donald Neal
> 
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