[AG-TECH] the latest pain....and a rant.

Eric Olson eolson at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Apr 24 18:41:13 CDT 2003

Hi Dave,

Hope things start getting a bit easier.  To answer your main question, the
binary rpms for beta3 should work fine, (especially if using redhat 7.3).
I don't think you'll need the beta3 srpms unless the binary rpms give you
problems when installing.

If you're having problems connecting, feel free to include your 
VenueClient and/or VenueServer log files when you describe a problem and
we should be able to narrow it down more quickly.

Also, make sure you have run grid-proxy-init recently (on my install, it
defaults to last 24 hours) otherwise I don't believe you'll be able to
connect.  We're working on ways to make this easier.

Although I'm far from an rpm expert, here is something I noticed from your
rpm troubles (I did the same thing): when you do rpm -e, the .i386.rpm at
the end isn't needed.  Just the package names need to be specified like
this:  "rpm -e AccessGrid-2.0beta-3".

Good luck and we'll be glad to help if things come up.


Eric Olson
Futures Lab, Math and Computer Science Divison
Argonne National Laboratory
E-mail: eolson at mcs.anl.gov
Phone: (630) 252-4606

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Dave Semeraro wrote:

> Ok, first of all thank you to all of you who responded to my question about 
> the dreaded
> invalid URL error. All of your help is greatly appreciated. However my 
> problem persists.
> Of course in my quest for a solution I have made things worse. At one point 
> I had the CVS
> version of the venue client talking to the server at anl ( vv2:9000 ). I 
> thought I would investigate
> Tom's suggestion that I had a version mismatch. I grabbed the beta3 rpm 
> from the web site and
> installed it. Not only could I not connect to argonne but now I could not 
> connect to a server
> running on the same machine as the client. There could not possibly be a 
> version mismatch to
> a server on the same machine because I reinstalled everything... or at 
> least I think I did. You
> never know with rpm. In doing the reinstall of the ag beta3 I first tried 
> to erase the previous rpm
> install. rpm -e blah.rpm said package blah was not installed. Ok then rpm 
> -ivh blah.rpm. Now
> rpm says package blah is already installed. Well which is it? I hate rpm. 
> Tonight I am going to
> repartition and start over again from a clean linux install. Ya thats it... 
> Heh Heh Heh. Or maybe
> I will just throw my computer out of the window. No I cant do that I might 
> hit some poor innocent
> person on the street. I hate computers ....
> Now for a real question. Since I am going to start over, should I get the 
> srpms or  rpms from 
> http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/fl/research/accessgrid/software/2.0-beta3/index.html
> Has anyone successfully installed AG2.0 beta3 on a linux box and had 
> everything work? If so
> could they contact me directly? Of course, if such a person does exist they 
> probably are not
> reading ag-tech.... :).
> Regards,
> Dave
> Dave Semeraro Ph.D.
> Visualization and Virtual Environments Group
> NCSA University of Illinois
> 605 E. Springfield Ave.
> Champaign, IL 61820
> Semeraro at ncsa.uiuc.edu
> (217) 244-1852

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