[GE users] Permission problems in install_qmaster

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Fri May 25 23:19:09 BST 2007


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Can you run "id" as user skipm and see if all the group IDs are resolvable??

Rayson



On 5/25/07, skip at pobox.com <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>
> So I installed the binary sol-x86 and common distros for SGE 6.1 by simply
> untarring them into the destination directory (all owned by user skipm).  I
> didn't install ARCo as it said they were optional.  I set up SGE_ROOT to
> refer to /var/opt/sge, cd'd to the install directory, then executed
> ./install_qmaster as root.  It noted that the install directory was owned by
> skipm and I responded that it should install with skipm as the admin user.
> I successfully (I think) navigated the various screens until after I set the
> execd_spool_dir and administrator_mail parameters.  Then it complained about
> permissions:
>
>    Command failed: ./utilbin/sol-x86/spooldefaults configuration /tmp/configuration
>
>    Probably a permission problem. Please check file access permissions.
>    Check read/write permission. Check if SGE daemons are running.
>
> I've no idea how to tell what file access permissions are wrong or right.  I
> ran as root but told it user skipm would be the admin.  The first time
> through some files were owned by root, so I executed chown -R skip:develop
> /var/opt/sge to make sure I owned everything.  I then tried again as root.
> Same error.  I then tried again as skipm.  Same error.
>
> At one point it gave this screen:
>
>    Verifying and setting file permissions
>    --------------------------------------
>
>    Did you install this version with >pkgadd< or did you already
>    verify and set the file permissions of your distribution (y/n) [y] >>
>
> I answered in the affirmative, realizing I didn't really have any way to
> verify the file permissions.  The install script then said "we don't do
> windows":
>
>    We do not verify file permissions. Hit <RETURN> to continue >>
>
> Where are the canonical permissions stated so that I can verify them?
>
> I've tried everything I can think of to work around this problem (install as
> skipm, install using sudo, install using sudo followed by su -, change
> $SGE_ROOT ownerships).  I'm out of ideas.  Any help appreciated.
>
> Thx,
>
> --
> Skip Montanaro - skip at pobox.com - http://www.webfast.com/~skip/
>
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