Linux (as user)

Installing HTCondor on Linux as a normal user is a multi-step process. Note that a user-install of HTCondor is always self-contained on a single machine; if you want to create a multi-machine HTCondor pool, you will need to have administrative privileges on the relevant machines and follow the instructions here: Administrative Quick Start Guide.

Download

The first step is to download HTCondor for your platform. If you know which platform you’re using, that HTCondor supports it, and which version you want, you can download the corresponding file from our website; otherwise, we recommend using our download script, as follows.

cd
curl -fsSL https://get.htcondor.com | /bin/bash -s -- --download

Install

Unpack the tarball and rename the resulting directory:

tar -x -f condor.tar.gz
mv condor-*stripped condor

You won’t need condor.tar.gz again, so you can remove it now if you wish.

Configure

cd condor
./bin/make-personal-from-tarball

Using HTCondor

You’ll need to run the following command now, and every time you log in:

. ~/condor/condor.sh

Then to start HTCondor (if the machine has rebooted since you last logged in):

condor_master

It will finish silently after starting up, if everything went well.

Verifying a Single-Machine Installation

You can easily check to see if the installation procedure succeeded. The following commands should complete without errors, producing output that looks like the corresponding example.

condor_status
Name                 OpSys      Arch   State     Activity     LoadAv Mem   Actv

slot1@azaphrael.org  LINUX      X86_64 Unclaimed Benchmarking  0.000 2011  0+00
slot2@azaphrael.org  LINUX      X86_64 Unclaimed Idle          0.000 2011  0+00
slot3@azaphrael.org  LINUX      X86_64 Unclaimed Idle          0.000 2011  0+00
slot4@azaphrael.org  LINUX      X86_64 Unclaimed Idle          0.000 2011  0+00

           Total Owner Claimed Unclaimed Matched Preempting Backfill  Drain

X86_64/LINUX    4     0       0        4        0          0        0      0
       Total    4     0       0        4        0          0        0      0
condor_q
-- Schedd: azaphrael.org : <184.60.25.78:34585?... @ 11/11/20 14:44:06
OWNER BATCH_NAME      SUBMITTED   DONE   RUN    IDLE   HOLD  TOTAL JOB_IDS

Total for query: 0 jobs; 0 completed, 0 removed, 0 idle, 0 running, 0 held, 0 suspended
Total for all users: 0 jobs; 0 completed, 0 removed, 0 idle, 0 running, 0 held, 0 suspended

If both commands worked, the installation likely succeeded.

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