Linux or macOS (as user)¶
Installing HTCondor on Linux or macOS 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.
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.org | /bin/bash -s -- --download
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.
cd condor ./bin/make-personal-from-tarball
You’ll need to run the following command now, and every time you log in:
Then to start HTCondor (if the machine has rebooted since you last logged in):
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.
Name OpSys Arch State Activity LoadAv Mem Actv firstname.lastname@example.org LINUX X86_64 Unclaimed Benchmarking 0.000 2011 0+00 email@example.com LINUX X86_64 Unclaimed Idle 0.000 2011 0+00 firstname.lastname@example.org LINUX X86_64 Unclaimed Idle 0.000 2011 0+00 email@example.com 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
-- Schedd: azaphrael.org : <184.108.40.206:34585?... @ 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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