Friday, December 07, 2007

Java and gite-WN

After sorting out the hassle with cfengine earlier I still couldn't get nodes to build from scratch without intervention. gliite-WN ( wasn't installing due to failed dependencies on java by bouncycastle. Steve T to the rescue (again) with his notes on JPackage. Sun have updated the jdk to (there are quite a few CVE vulns before -13) but the jpackage is only available to -13. Luckily the CVS log of the spec file (available here) simply bumps the version number between 13 and 14 only. I therefore patched and compiled our own java-sun-1.5.0 package for the cluster.

Name : java-1.5.0-sun Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : Vendor: (none)
Release : 1jpp Build Date: Fri 07 Dec 2007 16:43:26 GMT
Install Date: (not installed) Build Host:
Group : Development/Interpreters Source RPM: java-1.5.0-sun-
Size : 71332405 License: Sun Binary Code License
Signature : (none)
Packager : Scotgrid Glasgow
Summary : Java Runtime Environment for java-1.5.0-sun
Description :
This package contains the Java Runtime Environment for java-1.5.0-sun

it seems OK on the worker nodes - the three I rebuilt went straight to glite-WN without any hassle. - just before the announcement that they've bumped the version number to Typical.

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