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Re: gridengine in EPEL



Hello...

On Fri, 2009-09-18 at 21:16 -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> On Fri, September 18, 2009 2:10 pm, Christopher wrote:
> > Hello...
> >
> >   I've been using a few minor packages from EPEL (like clamav) for a
> > while.  Now I am about to start using a package that we rely heavily on
> > (Sun gridengine) so I would like to help maintain the EPEL gridengine
> > package to keep it current.
> 
> I'm the current gridengine maintainer.  The problem I face with gridengine
> is that updates (at least for the qmaster) are not "automatic".  Generally
> you want to shut down the server, back up the database, install the
> update, run an update script that may or may not work, and then start it
> up.  This generally doesn't lend itself well to RPM updates.
> 
> The way I've been handling gridengine in Fedora is to put the most recent
> version into each new Fedora release, figuring people are prepared for
> changes going from one release to another.
> 

makes sense.


> It might make sense to sync similarly with EL point releases (5.3 -> 5.4),
> but it doesn't seem like EPEL has anyway to do this.  A big failing I
> think at the moment.
> 
> I have no idea if anyone is actually using the gridengine packages in
> fedora.  I have to admit that I personally build the current src.rpm for
> all of the OS versions (CentOS 5.3, Fedora 10 and 11) that we have and
> manage the update manually.
> 
> Help and suggestions welcome.
> 

Cool.  We will probably start using 6.2u3 from your gridengine/devel cvs
area.  I'll send some patches I have for that area dealing with the init
scripts.



> - Orion
> 
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