How to install PBS Pro using the configure script. 1. Install the prerequisite packages for building PBS Pro. For CentOS systems you should run the following command as root: yum install -y gcc make rpm-build libtool hwloc-devel libX11-devel libXt-devel libedit-devel libical-devel ncurses-devel perl postgresql-devel python-devel tcl-devel tk-devel swig expat-devel openssl-devel libXext libXft autoconf automake For openSUSE systems you should run the following command as root: zypper install gcc make rpm-build libtool hwloc-devel libX11-devel libXt-devel libedit-devel libical-devel ncurses-devel perl postgresql-devel python-devel tcl-devel tk-devel swig libexpat-devel libopenssl-devel libXext-devel libXft-devel fontconfig autoconf automake For Debian systems you should run the following command as root: sudo apt-get install gcc make libtool libhwloc-dev libX11-dev libXt-dev libedit-dev libical-dev ncurses-dev perl postgresql-server-dev-all python-dev tcl-dev tk-dev swig libexpat-dev libssl-dev libxext-dev libxft-dev autoconf automake 2. Install the prerequisite packages for running PBS Pro. In addition to the commands below, you should also install a text editor of your choosing (vim, emacs, gedit, etc.). For CentOS systems you should run the following command as root: yum install -y expat libedit postgresql-server python sendmail sudo tcl tk libical For openSUSE systems you should run the following command as root: zypper install expat libedit postgresql-server python sendmail sudo tcl tk libical1 For Debian systems you should run the following command as root: apt-get install expat libedit2 postgresql python sendmail-bin sudo tcl tk libical1a 3. Open a terminal as a normal (non-root) user, unpack the PBS Pro tarball, and cd to the package directory. tar -xpvf pbspro-14.0.1.tar.gz cd pbspro-14.0.1 4. Generate the configure script and Makefiles. (See note 1 below) ./autogen.sh 5. Display the available build parameters. ./configure --help 6. Configure the build for your environment. You may utilize the parameters displayed in the previous step. (See note 2 below) For CentOS and Debian systems you should run the following command: ./configure --prefix=/opt/pbs For openSUSE systems (see note 3 below) you should run the following command: ./configure --prefix=/opt/pbs --libexecdir=/opt/pbs/libexec 7. Build PBS Pro by running "make". (See note 4 below) make 8. Configure sudo to allow your user account to run commands as root. Refer to the online manual pages for sudo, sudoers, and visudo. 9. Install PBS Pro. Use sudo to run the command as root. sudo make install 10. Configure PBS Pro by executing the post-install script. sudo /opt/pbs/libexec/pbs_postinstall 11. Edit /etc/pbs.conf to configure the PBS Pro services that should be started. If you are installing PBS Pro on only one system, you should change the value of PBS_START_MOM from zero to one. If you use vi as your editor, you would run: sudo vi /etc/pbs.conf 12. Some file permissions must be modified to add SUID privilege. sudo chmod 4755 /opt/pbs/sbin/pbs_iff /opt/pbs/sbin/pbs_rcp 13. Start the PBS Pro services. sudo /etc/init.d/pbs start 14. All configured PBS services should now be running. Update your PATH and MANPATH variables by sourcing the appropriate PBS Pro profile or logging out and back in. For Bourne shell (or similar) run the following: . /etc/profile.d/pbs.sh For C shell (or similar) run the following: source /etc/profile.d/pbs.csh 15. You should now be able to run PBS Pro commands to submit and query jobs. Some examples follow. bash$ qstat -B Server Max Tot Que Run Hld Wat Trn Ext Status ---------------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----------- host1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Active bash$ pbsnodes -a host1 Mom = host1 ntype = PBS state = free pcpus = 2 resources_available.arch = linux resources_available.host = host1 resources_available.mem = 2049248kb resources_available.ncpus = 2 resources_available.vnode = host1 resources_assigned.accelerator_memory = 0kb resources_assigned.mem = 0kb resources_assigned.naccelerators = 0 resources_assigned.ncpus = 0 resources_assigned.netwins = 0 resources_assigned.vmem = 0kb resv_enable = True sharing = default_shared license = l bash$ echo "sleep 60" | qsub 0.host1 bash$ qstat -a host1: Req'd Req'd Elap Job ID Username Queue Jobname SessID NDS TSK Memory Time S Time --------------- -------- -------- ---------- ------ --- --- ------ ----- - ----- 0.host1 mike workq STDIN 2122 1 1 -- -- R 00:00 bash$ -------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTES: Note 1: If you modify configure.ac or adjust timestamps on any files that are automatically generated, you will need to regenerate them by re-running autogen.sh. Note 2: It is advisable to create a simple shell script that calls configure with the appropriate options for your environment. This ensures configure will be called with the same arguments during subsequent invocations. If you have already run configure you can regenerate all of the Makefiles by running "./config.status". The first few lines of config.status will reveal the options that were specified when configure was run. If you set envirnment variables such as CFLAGS it is best to do so as an argument to configure (e.g. ./configure CFLAGS="-O0 -g" --prefix=/opt/pbs). This will ensure consistency when config.status regenerates the Makefiles. Note 3: The openSUSE rpm package expands %_libexecdir to /opt/pbs/lib rather than /opt/pbs/libexec which causes problems for the post- install scripts. Providing the --libexecdir value to configure overrides this behavior. Note 4: You need to use a POSIX (or nearly POSIX) make. GNU make works quite well in this regard; BSD make does not. If you are having any sort of build problems, your make should be a prime suspect. Tremendous effort has been expended to provide proper dependency generation and makefiles without relying on any non-POSIX features. The build should work fine with a simple call to make, however, complicating things by using various make flags is not guaranteed to work. Don't be surprised if the first thing that make does is call configure again.