Support #20033

Should tarball installations be supported?

Added by Marco Mambelli over 1 year ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Consider dropping tarball installations.
This should be discussed at the developers meeting after 3.4 release.

If tarball installations are still important, these should be checked.
e.g. A change was committed to master [13a3b1b2301dff5f385ae3a213c1b705ebaf28ca ] and is breaking tarball support in entry_q and antry_rm tools.

If tarball installations are mo more important, the documentation should be updated and all support removed


#1 Updated by Marco Mambelli over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from v3_4_1 to v3_5

#2 Updated by Lorena Lobato Pardavila over 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to Lorena Lobato Pardavila

#3 Updated by Lorena Lobato Pardavila over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from v3_5 to v3_5_1

#4 Updated by Lorena Lobato Pardavila 9 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Work in progress
  • Tracker changed from Idea to Support

#5 Updated by Marco Mambelli 9 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Lorena Lobato Pardavila to Marco Mambelli

Check w/ developer if they use tar ball
Check w/ stakeholders

#6 Updated by Marco Mambelli 8 months ago

All developers are in favor of dropping tar files distribution and installation.

Sent email to stakeholders:

Dear GlideinWMS stakeholders,
currently GlideinWMS can be installed as RPM package and using tar files (with instructions to install and setup the required dependencies):

We think that no user is currently using tar files based installations for the Factory and Frontend, so we'd like to drop the support for it.
RPMs are much easier to install and we are supporting anyway only Red Hat based systems (that support RPMs).

Please respond to this email before next Thursday 6/27 if you think file distributions support should be kept.

If I don't hear back from anyone we'll plan on dropping tar files distribution support for the future releases.
Thank you,

NOTE: this is only for Factory and Frontend installations. Glideins will still use tar files as they do now (e.g. to download and install in user space the HTCondor daemons). Nothing will change there

#7 Updated by Marco Mambelli 6 months ago

  • Status changed from Work in progress to Closed

No stakeholder is using tarball installations.
tarball support will be dropped as of GlideinWMS 3.5.2
No code to merge
Opened ticket [#23185] to handle the changes

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