SA3 Task Tracker and Patch/Task Watcher Documentation



The SA3 Task Tracker and the Patch/Task Watcher are two projects used to have information on-the-fly about the tasks assigned at each SA3 partner and the Patch/Task state assigned in SA3. Those tools are useful to have a global view of the progress in the SA3 and to monitor at glance the currently state. Those projects are a set of scripts, built in PHP.

Those tools read information from a local dump of Savannah DB and they create reports/graphs.

The purpose of this document is to provide an installation method of those tools, and to provide information about the scripts-system so it will be possible to modify or to improve the script.

Server currently in Production lxbra1902

How to install / setup

The SA3 Task Tracker and Patch/Task Watcher are tools in PHP that gather data information from a local mysql copy of the savannah DB, created in a computer host. The local mysql DB is updated, from a dump of the Savannah DB, each hour (the updating can be scheduled).

The procedure to configure properly a computer host to run those scripts is the following:

Step 1 *Packages Needed:*

yum install mysql mysql-server php cvs php-pear php-mysql php-gd rpm-build

Jpgraph Tool in production right now 1.26:

cd $HOME
tar zxvf jpgraph-1.26.tar.gz -C /var/www/

Here the jpgraph repository updated at time of writing:

  • For php version 4: Here
  • For php version 5 (>=5.1.x): Here

Step 2 Download CVS and Set Folders

#cd $HOME

#export CVSROOT=:ext:<username>

#export CVS_RSH=ssh

#mkdir /home/cvs/

#cd /home/cvs/

#cvs checkout org.glite.savannah.viewer

#mkdir /cronjob/

#cp org.glite.savannah.viewer/cron-utils/cert/* /cronjob/

#mkdir -p /storage/gLite/Savannah/web/

#cp -r org.glite.savannah.viewer/web/TaskTracker /storage/gLite/Savannah/web/

#cp -r org.glite.savannah.viewer/web/TaskWatcher /storage/gLite/Savannah/web/

#cp -r org.glite.savannah.viewer/web/external /storage/gLite/Savannah/web/

Step 3 PHP and HTTPD Configuration
Edit php.ini and change the following values:

  • max_execution_time = 360
  • max_input_time = 360
  • memory_limit = 200M

Edit httpd.conf and change the following values:

DocumentRoot to "/storage"

ServerName <your_server_hostname>

<Directory "/storage">
... Default Values are ok

Add this block after the first one..

<Directory "/storage/gLite/Savannah">
Options Indexes
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Step 4 Setup MySQL DB
Create MySQL DB:
#service mysqld start

#mysqladmin -u root password "password"
#Setup a root password
#mysql -u root -p

#mysql>CREATE DATABASE savannah;

#mysql>GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON savannah.* TO 'savannah-writer'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'check the password for this in the file /cronjob/';

#mysql>GRANT SELECT ON savannah.* TO 'savannah'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'check the password for this in the !WatchDog php file that is in the /cronjob folder';

Fill the DB manually for the first time by running:
#Set the execute permission if needed

In this way you can test if everything is properly configured.

Step 5 Setup Cron Job
The cron jobs are used to schedule the start of a script.

The main cronjob configuration file is in: /etc/crontab

It's necessary setup the following script:

  • #Used to update the local Savannah DB

The line to be added in the crontab file:

  • 01 * * * * root /cronjob/

The script is scheduled the first minute of each hour. Remember to set the correct execute permission for the file.

Step 6 Install fonts for jpgraph
Install the tool Microsoft Fonts, needed by jpgraph:

Option 1: Fast way

  • Use yum or download the rpm from the web for msttcorefonts (and all its dependencies)

Option 2: Slow way

Option 3: Another way

  • Build the cabextract rpm:
  • rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/cabextract.spec

  • If everything went well just do:
  • rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/cabextract-1.2-1.i386.rpm

  • Build the msttcorefonts rpm:
  • rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

  • and:
  • rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm
  • mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/
  • cp /usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts/* /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/

Step 7 Configure Task Tracker tool
It is necessary to configure properly the Task Tracker. Set the file config.php with the following parameters:

  • ../TaskTracker/config.php:
$db_user='savannah'; # or your user DB created
$db_passwd='savannah'; # or your password DB created for your user
$db_name='savannah'; # or your DB name
$executionPlan = array(3905 => "",
      3917 => "",
      3906 => "",
      3913 => "",
      3914 => "");

Now test it:

  • http://<your server>/gLite/Savannah/web/TaskTracker/

Step 8 Configure Patch/Task Watcher tool
It is necessary to configure properly the Patch/Task Watcher. Set the file config.php with the following parameters:

  • ../TaskWatcher/config.php:
$db_user='savannah'; # or your user DB created
$db_passwd='savannah'; # or your password DB created for your user
$db_name='savannah'; # or your DB name
define('EGEE3_STARTDATE', mktime(0, 0, 0, 6, 1, 2008));
$title = "Task Watcher";
$ban["patch"]["Status"]='"With Provider"';
$patchColor["State"]["In PreProduction"]="silver";
$patchColor["State"]["In PPS deployment test"]="silver";
$title_color["Immediate"]="rgb(255, 0, 0);";
$title_color["High"] = "rgb(255, 102, 0);";
$title_color["Normal"] = "rgb(0, 0, 153);";
$title_color["Low"] = "rgb(0, 153, 0);";
$title_color["Onhold"] = "rgb(102, 102, 102);";

Now test it:

  • http://<your server>/gLite/Savannah/web/TaskWatcher/

Info Start Stop DB and HTTPD
To start/stop MySQL daemon:

  • /etc/init.d/mysqld
  • service mysqld start #start the service
  • service mysqld stop #stop the service

To start/stop httpd daemon:

  • /etc/init.d/httpd
  • service httpd start # start the service
  • service httpd stop #stop the service

If you need other information, please contact: lorenzo_DOT_sbolgi[AT]cern_DOT_ch

Task Tracker Structure

Patch/Task Watcher Structure



  • CVS link:
    • SA3 cron-utils: Here
    • SA3 Task Tracker Project: Here
    • SA3 Patch/Task Watcher Project: Here

-- LorenzoSbolgi - 30 Apr 2009

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