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Installing Condor at Notre Dame

Installing Condor onto your machine at Notre Dame is easy. We have already made the software and configuration files available in AFS, so a few simple commands will cause your machines to join the existing Condor pool. There are a few prerequisites that you must double-check first:
  1. Your machine must have AFS installed.
  2. Your machine must have a public network address and be able to communicate with other machines within the campus network.
  3. If you have a firewall, it must permit both UDP and TCP traffic on ports 9000-10000.
  4. You must have root access to your machine. If you do not, ask your system administrator to install Condor with these directions.
  5. Make sure that you fix this common hostname problem.
If you meet these requirements, then install Condor as follows:
  1. Login as root.
  2. Ensure that the condor user appears in /etc/passwd. If you must add it, use this entry:

    condor:x:108172:40:Condor Batch System:/afs/

  3. Add ~condor/software/bin and ~condor/software/sbin to your path.
  4. Run condor_init just once to create a few directories on your machine in /var/condor.
  5. Run ~condor/software/config/condor.boot start to start Condor.
  6. Set up your machine to start Condor when it boots:
  7. If you have /etc/rc.local, add ~condor/software/config/condor.boot start to the very end.
  8. If you have System V boot scripts, copy ~condor/software/config/condor.boot into the appropriate directories.
On a Macintosh (PPC or Intel), do the following:
  1. Login as root.
  2. Using the "Users" tool in the control panel, add a Condor user.
  3. Using "Applications/Utilities/NetInfo", edit the Condor user so that uid=108172 and home=/afs/
  4. Copy ~condor/software/config/MacStartup/Condor into /Library/StartupItems.
  5. Reboot.

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