[GE users] SGE 6.2u2beta: GUI installer looks great

petrik lubomir.petrik at sun.com
Fri Dec 19 15:37:55 GMT 2008

Thanks Chris for trying the GUI installer and posting the screenshots. 
We'll definitely work on the issues you've encountered.


craffi wrote:
> The GUI-based installer in the 6.2 beta looks great and started up  
> without issues on OS X.
> For people interested in screenshots, I've put a set up on Flickr:
> http://flickr.com/photos/chrisdag/sets/72157611344682697/
> Initial GUI feedback:
> - In "simple" install mode the installer complained about finding  
> existing SGE startup files despite the fact that I unchecked the  
> "start SGE at boot" item
> - The only failure that actually showed useful log output was the  
> "found existing SGE startup files" one, for all other failures I had  
> to poke around via the command-line and look at the terminal console  
> output. The log file option in the GUI comes up with no info.
> - All other install failures (DNS/hostname issues and SSH hostkey  
> verification failure) resulted in an empty and non-useful log file in  
> the GUI. Far more information was available via STDERR that had been  
> sent to the terminal console.

> - Surprisingly easy to forget to check off the "execd install" box. I  
> ran through the installer twice and was wondering why only the qmaster  
> was installed. During the initial host import/selection process a  
> visble "exec host" button is checked off but in a later screen the  
> host line only has the qmaster button checked... if you don't check  
> off the empty "(...)" bubble then no exechost for you!
> Pretty fantastic, can't wait to try out the other features. I've got  
> to get back to "real" work now but I'll file issues and do other  
> testing as needed.
> Great work!
> -Chris
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