[slurm-users] After Each slurm Run, I Need to Reinstall slurm

Eric F. Alemany ealemany at stanford.edu
Sat May 5 13:37:47 MDT 2018

Hi Ken

I am in the same boat as you are meaning that I am also new to SLURM.
This is what I've done from good recommendation.

Install Ubuntu 18.04 on your servers which just got released last week.
Apparently the ubuntu 16.04 package of SLURM is outdated.
Install slurm-llnl on headnode/master
Install slurmd on execute node

The packages will install all libraries and dependencies that you need in the right place.

I once tried to install with the tar ball file and had lots of issues/error messages.

I hope this will help you to get going.



Eric F.  Alemany
System Administrator for Research

Division of Radiation & Cancer  Biology
Department of Radiation Oncology

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California 94305

Tel:1-650-498-7969<tel:1-650-498-7969>  No Texting

On May 5, 2018, at 11:46, Kenneth Russell <linux-ken at comcast.net<mailto:linux-ken at comcast.net>> wrote:

I am a new slurm user and am trying to set up a single node test system. I have spent endless hours trying to get slurm services to start. I am running Ubuntu Server V16.04 and slurm 17.11.5. My MB has an AMD 8 core processor. When I try to start slurmdbd or slurmctld services I get messages saying can't access shared libraries or pid files missing. At times, I noticed that the pid files in /var/run have been deleted. I have made copies of the pid files and copy them back to /var/run when they are missing.

I have found that if I reinstall slurm from the tarball, the services will start. To speed things up, I have created a bash script to reinstall slurm, starting with the tarball extraction step. This is a very inefficient work-around.

Can anyone help me solve the problem of why slurm runs only once and then fails on subsequent starts?

I can send copies of conf and log files if requested.

Thanks, in advance.

Ken Russell

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