Ideas for simplification of external dependencies


CGSI_gSOAP depends on: Globus GSI, voms-api-c, voms-api


  • LCG-DM depends on: CGSI-gSOAP, swig, mysql-devel, Oracle Pro*C
  • DPM-DSI : LCG-DM (replaces DPM-gridftp-server)

Pro*C is a heavy dependency, but it would be hard to factor it out without a major rewrite of the DB handling codes.

Using gSOAP 2.7 instead of gSOAP 2.6.2 (done in v1.6.6)

There is an ongoing work on a common rfio package with CASTOR. In preparation for this we will modularize the LFC/DPM build to separate the common (misc, security, rfio) libraries, that they could be easier replaced later on.

GFAL, lcg_util

Using gSOAP 2.7 instead of gSOAP 2.6.2 (done in the last release).

  • GFAL: dcap,CGSI-gSOAP,LCG-DM, LDAP (CVS name:
  • lcg_util: dcap,CGSI-gSOAP,GFAL (CVS name:


  • service-discovery.api-c
  • service-discovery.bdii-c: service-discovery.api-c, globus/ldap Should depend on non-Globus LDAP libs
  • service-discovery.cli service-discovery.{api-c,bdii-c,file-c}
  • service-discovery.file-c service-discovery.api-c, glib2-devel

The UK cluster is working on creating a new, more complex SD interface (having a query language), which we are not likely to upgrade to, unless it is proven to be

  • efficient
  • easy to use
  • well tested
  • supports file(testing) and BDII(production) back-ends

Some common parts

  • common: tomcat, mockobjects, wsi-test-tools, joram, security.util-java
  • util-c: glib2-devel,service-discovery.api-c,gridsite-core
  • config-service: xalan-c (which depends on xerces-c) Should be replaced by the simpler libxml2. Should replace log4cpp by log4cxx.


  • catalog-interface: axis
  • catalog-api-c: catalog-interface, CGSI-gSOAP --> we only use HTTPS, so we should drop CGSI-gSOAP
  • catalog-cli: util-c,catalog-api-c,glib2-devel
  • hydra-cli: catalog-cli,io-client --> io-client is being replaced by gfal
  • hydra-service: common, catalog-interface, mm-mysql

catalog-interface is a heavy interface and Hydra only uses a fraction of. We shall separate the ones used by Hydra to make the build lighter. We should actually update the WSDL to be completely WSI compliant.


  • srm-api-c: CGSI-gSOAP
  • srm2-api-c: CGSI-gSOAP
  • agents-common: config-service , service-discovery.api-c, boost, myproxy, mysql-devel, oracle, python
  • srm-util-cpp: srm-api-c, srm2-api-c,agents-common, boost
  • transfer-url-copy: srm-util-cpp, globus-gridftp, boost
  • transfer-agents: agents-common, transfer-url-copy, config-service, python, oracle, boost
  • transfer-proxy-renewal: agents-common, config-service, security.proxyrenewal, oracle, boost

  • transfer-catalog-fireman: catalog-api-c --> it should be phased out

  • delegation-api-c: security.delegation-interface, CGSI-gSOAP --> we only use HTTPS, so we should drop CGSI-gSOAP
  • delegation-cli: util-c, delegation-api-c --> once we use a project common gSOAP version these delegation-* components would merge into the security subsystem
  • transfer-interface: axis --> axis is only needed for WSDL updates
  • transfer-api-c: transfer-interface, CGSI-gSOAP --> we only use HTTPS, so we should drop CGSI-gSOAP
  • transfer-api-java: transfer-interface
  • api-perl
  • transfer-api-perl: api-perl, transfer-interface
  • transfer-cli: util-c, transfer-api-c, delegation-cli

  • api-js: axis
  • transfer-api-js: api-js,transfer-interface
  • tomcat-monitor
  • transfer-scripts
  • transfer-fts: jug, transfer-interface, common, transfer-api-js, tomcat-monitor, security.delegation-interface, security.delegation-java

To be phased out with their dependencies

  • glite-data-io-*: [many, mostly internal dependencies]
  • catalog-common: catalog-interface, common
  • catalog-api-js: api-js,catalog-interface
  • catalog-service-fr: oracle-instantclient,jug,catalog-interface,common
  • catalog-service-fr-mysql: mm-mysql,catalog-interface,common,catalog-api-js
  • catalog-service-meta: common, catalog-interface, mm-mysql
  • catalog-api-java: catalog-interface
  • catalog-api-perl: api-perl
  • edg-rls-api-perl: api-perl
  • globus-rls-api-perl:
  • ui: gpt,globus,cctools,io-client,catalog-cli

Last edit: AkosFrohner on 2009-03-09 - 10:36

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