[GE users] sge on Mac 10.5 non-server OS

Jonathan Hunt jjh at 42quarks.com
Sat Sep 27 01:52:54 BST 2008

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Hi Brett,

Launchd should work on non-server OSes (I haven't tried SGE
specifically, but I use launchd to run Ganglia).

What is the error message you are getting when using launchd? In
/var/log/system.log or elsewhere?


On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 4:19 AM, Brett W Grant
<Brett_W_Grant at raytheon.com> wrote:
> I have a cluster of servers running Mac 10.4.9 using sge 6.1.  These work
> great.  I am trying to add a couple of desktop machines to this cluster.
>  One of them has 10.5.4 Server, the other just 10.5.4.  I am having other
> issues with the tiger desktops, but I will deal with those in another post
> if I can't figure them out.  The hints on using the launchd from the bioteam
> worked great for the server o.s. but they don't on the non-server o.s.  When
> I tried to use the lauchd scripts, I simply got a message that the service
> could not start.  When I use the old SGE_ROOT/default/common/sgeexecd
> command, it starts up and runs a variable amount of time before I start
> getting the password errors.
> I was wondering if one of the reasons that it may not be working is that I
> am running 6.1?  Most of the comments seem to indicate people were using at
> least 6.1u3.
> I'll be honest in saying that I have no clue about launchd/launchctl and am
> unsure of how to even debug it.  This is a G5 powerpc processor.
> Thanks for any insight,
> Brett Grant

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