3.1.0 PPS Update 10

Release date: 27.11.2007

Comment #1 [26.11.2007] Added the tarball urls.

Comment #2 [30.11.2007] Modified the releases notes because mirroring of the DPM services to the CNAF repository did not take place. This was due to issues found in the pre-deployment testing.

Comment #3 [03.12.2007] The release notes for patch 1370 have been updated.

"There is also a new HTTP/HTTPS front-end, however due to some configuration problems we advice to put DPM_HTTPS="no" into the YAIM configuration (site.info). The problems will be fixed in the next version of DPM."


This update represents the introduction of a number of new services to gLite 3.1 for SL4 (32 bit).

  • glite-AMGA_postgres
  • glite-LFC_mysql
  • glite-LFC_oracle
  • glite-PX
  • glite-VOMS_mysql
  • glite-VOMS_oracle

Available but not mirrored at CNAF:

  • glite-SE_dpm_disk
  • glite-SE_dpm_mysql

DPM/LFC 1.6.7-1

Update of bot the glite-DPM (introducing https and xrootd frontends) and glite-LFC services.

Please notice that this release contains the patch #1370 (R3.1/SLC4/i386 DPM/LFC 1.6.7-1), priority of which has been set to HIGH.


An SL4 based version of the glite-PX service, based on GT4/VDT1.6.


First ever release of the newly integrated AMGA meta-data catalogue. The release includes a version for use with the Postgres database. Other database backends will be added according to demand.

AMGA is a generic metadata catalogue that is intended to provide access to relational data for a wide range of applications. The main features of the AMGA catalogue are high performance access to relational databases, especially on WAN connections. An SQL-like query language providing most of the features of modern SQL dialects provides complex joins and includes string and mathematical functions. This query language serves to hide the differences of various vendor dialects of SQL and is translated into the correct dialect of the back-end. In addition this query language allows to implement a fine grained access control, which is based on the built-in support for user and group management. VOMS groups and roles are supported. AMGA has two different front-ends, a web service front-end implemented using gSOAP, which strives to become WS-DAIR compliant, and a text-protocol based front-end. Considerable effort has been spent on providing native client APIs for C, C++, Python, Perl and Java, both for the SOAP and the text protocol. A PHP API is available too. AMGA allows access to existing databases without the need to copy the pre-existing data into the AMGA service to make it available.

VOMS_mysql and VOMS_oracle

Introduction of voms-admin 2 to the release. This is a major upgrade of the service, introducing support for generic attributes.

Although the release here is for SL4, there is still an 'upgrade path' from existing SL3 installations as the database needs a schema update, including a couple of manual steps. Please see the dedicated page for more details.

Note that configuration is through the familiar python scripts and this service is not yet supported by yaim.


For mirroring issues, please note that the update is available in two repositories due to a new version of the glite-yaim-core package, which has not been certified for components other that DPM/LFC yet.

The symbolic links for this update have been created in the following way:


  • glite-AMGA_postgres -> generic
  • glite-BDII -> generic
  • glite-FTM -> generic
  • glite-PX -> generic
  • glite-TORQUE_client -> generic
  • glite-TORQUE_server -> generic
  • glite-TORQUE_utils -> generic
  • glite-UI -> generic
  • glite-VOMS_mysql -> generic
  • glite-VOMS_oracle -> generic
  • glite-WN -> generic
  • lcg-CE -> generic

Please notice that the 'generic-lfc' repository is specific for the PPS Update 10 only, and it will be merged with the 'generic' repository once the next yaim-core 4.0.3 has been certified and released to PPS.


  • glite-LFC_mysql -> generic-lfc
  • glite-LFC_oracle -> generic-lfc

Please notice that the 'generic-dpm-lfc' repository is specific for the PPS Update 10 only, and it will be merged with the 'generic' repository once the next yaim-core 4.0.3 has been certified and released to PPS. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This repository has not been mirrored at CNAF.


* glite-SE_dpm_disk -> generic-dpm-lfc * glite-SE_dpm_mysql -> generic-dpm-lfc


The following patches are included in the release:

No Description Priority
1349 glite-LFC_mysql metapackage for SLC4 Normal
1350 glite-SE_dpm_disk metapackage for SLC4 Normal
1352 glite-SE_dpm_mysql metapackage for SLC4 Normal
1370 R3.1/SLC4/i386 DPM/LFC 1.6.7-1 High
1420 glite-PX for glite 3.1 Normal
1472 gLite-AMGA_postgres metapackage for gLite 3.1 Normal
1501 glite-VOMS_oracle metapackage for gLite 3.1 and SL(C)4 Normal
1540 glite-VOMS_mysql metapackage for gLite 3.1 and SL(C)4 Normal
1541 glite-LFC_oracle metapackage for SLC4 Normal

New metapackage versions:

  • PPS-glite-AMGA_postgres 3.1.1-0 (Intial version)
  • PPS-glite-LFC_mysql 3.1.1-0 (Intial version)
  • PPS-glite-LFC_oracle 3.1.1-0 (Intial version)
  • PPS-glite-PX 3.1.1-0 (Intial version)
  • PPS-glite-SE_dpm_disk 3.1.1-0 (Intial version) (Not available in the CNAF repository)
  • PPS-glite-SE_dpm_mysql 3.1.1-0 (Intial version) (Not available in the CNAF repository)
  • PPS-glite-VOMS_mysql 3.1.1-0 (Intial version)
  • PPS-glite-VOMS_oracle 3.1.1-0 (Intial version)

  • PPS-glite-BDII 3.1.2-0
  • PPS-glite-UI 3.1.2-0
  • PPS-glite-WN 3.1.2-0
  • PPS-lcg-CE 3.1.2-0

Metapackages to be reconfigured

  • See the list of new metapackages

Metapackages to be restarted

  • See the list of new metapackages

Original release notes

Please have a look in the patch descriptions (urls available above).

Release notes (gLite 3.1) and the generic installation instructions can also be found in:

In addition, recent installation instructions can be found for the following node types:

Tarballs for UI and WN

The installation instructions can be found at:

-- JuhaHerrala - 30 Nov 2007

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