EDG 1.4 RPM package installation on DESY Linux 4 (SuSe 7.2) machines
Andreas Gellrich, Jacek Nowak, Maxim Vorobiev
The workstations at DESY (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron) run DESY Linux v.4.
It is a customized version of SuSe Linux v.7.2. It uses AFS user accounts and
also most of DESY libraries and applications are shared through AFS. This
customized Linux distribution has been used as the base for an EDG 1.4 testbed
installation. The installation was performed based on the manual installation
from the "EDG installation guide". Binary RPM packages from the official EDG 1.4
distribution were used. As the only officially supported platform for EDG 1.4 is
RedHat Linux 6.2, a lot of small modifications to the installation procedure are
necessary and many problems need to be fixed.
The testbed at DESY proves that it is possible to install all main Grid nodes
(WN, CE, SE, RB, BDII, RC, UI) on other Linux flavors than the officially
supported one. In this paper we would like to present the main issues which arise
when trying to install EDG 1.4 on DESY Linux v.4, and how to overcome them.