[Beowulf] Differenz between a Grid and a Cluster???

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Thu Sep 22 12:25:54 PDT 2005

Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> writes:

> Leif Nixon writes:
>> - Let users maintain private rpm databases (in their home directories,
>>   for example). But then you lose the ability to track dependencies on
>>   the system-wide rpm database - rpm can only handle one database at a
>>   time.
> Instead of using --root, I think one can use --relocate and install
> things built for installation in e.g. /usr/bin, /usr/share/man, /usr/lib
> into /home/user/usr/bin, /home/user/usr/share/man..., follow the install
> with a chown -R user.group (to eliminate any suid root apps they might
> have tried to sneak in that way -- they can suid themselves all they
> want).

Uhm. Yeah. Or we fix rpm to handle a hierarchy of databases instead.

As for PACMAN, it is a given that any grid project has to start out by
designing a new software packaging system. Really.

Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University

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