[slurm-users] [slurm-dev] Re: Installing SLURM locally on Ubuntu 16.04

Rajiv Nishtala nishtala.raj at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 08:01:36 MST 2017

> On 12-Nov-2017, at 3:33 PM, Raymond Wan <rwan.work at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Rajiv,
> On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 9:47 PM, Rajiv Nishtala <nishtala.raj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> it maybe that I’m missing context here - but in regards to munge, it makes much more sense to follow the munge follow instructions from the GitHub of munge.
>> Remember, the permissions for the key and the /var/ and /etc folder are important
>> Best wishes,
>> Rajiv
> Hmmmm, I actually don't agree since sometimes the distribution (i.e.,
> Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, etc.) has made some changes to a piece of
> software to integrate it with the rest of the system.  At least with
> some programs (I think it was the case with slurm, but I can't quite
> remember), following general information, information for another
> distribution, or even information for an older OS version caused me to
> bark up the wrong tree…
I setup slurm recently on ubuntu 14.x and 16.x and both seemed to work fine with the instructions given. Like I said, I maybe missing information to provide concrete information I know. 
> For munge, this would be the files in /usr/share/doc/munge/ and
> whatever's on-line.
> But you are right that the upstream instructions cannot be ignored and
> should be consulted in addition to the distribution-relevant
> documentation, in case the latter is wrong (which does happen).
I agree with that. 
> Ray

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