Testing an Globus Free OSG-Software (From EPEL(-testing))

As you may or may not know, there is a massive globus update pending in EPEL that will update globus to the version the OSG distributes.  What this means is much less work for the osg-software team since we will not have to build and support our own builds of globus.

Testing the globus from EPEL while installing some packages from osg repos is not a trivial matter.

  1. Disable the priority of the OSG repo
  2. Exclude globus and related packages that are already in EPEL from the osg repo.
Below is my final file /etc/yum.repos.d/osg.repo

Notice the many excludes in the file, the list may not be complete.

Installation is just:
yum install osg-client-condor --enablerepo=epel-testing

Testing Results
very good!

I ran 3 tests, all completely successful.
1. globus-job-run against a rpm CE.
$ globus-job-run pf-grid.unl.edu/jobmanager-fork /bin/sh -c "id"
uid=1761(hcc) gid=4001(grid) groups=4001(grid)
2. Condor-G submission
Condor-G Submission worked without problems.  The submission file is below:
3. And globus-url-copy worked:
$ globus-url-copy gsiftp://pf-grid.unl.edu/etc/hosts ./hosts


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