NOTE: This page is out of date and is kept for purely historical reasons.
Step-by-Step instructions for manual builds - All-In-One
This is an alternative to the regular way to package Globus that is simplistic, reusing most of the upstream build machinery and preparing only a few packages. A shell script was prepared that completely automated the building of Globus and the packaging. Just run it.
svn export http://svn.nordugrid.org/repos/workarea/T5.2/debian-distribution/get_globus_source_with_wget_and_prepare_debian_package.sh ./get_globus_source_with_wget_and_prepare_debian_package.sh
If possible: use a chroot environment to build globus
Globus appears to compile without problems with a regular installation of Debian. However, some installation of some package appears to be influencing the GSI library of Globus. It is hence recommended to compile Globus in a minimalistic Debian subinstallation, referred to as chroot environment. It seems tedius but saves you quite some trouble, promised - I haven fallen into that trap myself several times now. The latest patches for version 4.2.1 are said to have addressed this, though confirmations would be appreciated.
Preparation of the upstream sources
Retrieval of upstream sources - caveat - check out for updates, but be aware that our patches will then be likely not to work!!!
untaring and entering the source
tar xzvf globus-4.0.7.orig.tar.gz cd gt4.0.7
Adding the Debian sources
The "debian" folder with packaging instructions should be checked out from within the root of the Globus source tree. To retrieve the Debian packaging sources with sufficient credentials perform
Should this fail since you do not have an accepted grid certificate for the NorduGrid svn, then use
alternatively (not svn diff possible):
svn export http://svn.nordugrid.org/repos/workarea/T5.2/debian-distribution/globus-all-in-one/debian
Please do not be quiet about changes you are doing to the Debianisation process!
Please inspect the file debian/README.source and debian/README.Debian for further insights.
Building the package
If you are only interested in "getting the .debs", then try
fakeroot ./debian/rules binary
which should smoothly perform the building, installation and package building for you. The most common alternative is
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -us
which gives you all the file that you need to prepare an apt repository. Thirdly there is
which saves you the manual unpacking once you have the .orig.tar.gz.
To get an overview on the packages prepared, try
ls -lt | grep globus | head 10
Installing the packages
dpkg -i ../*.deb
or some reasonable subset of the packages provided.
This approach was run on Intel i686 and amd64.
Back to Debian/Build/Globus.