B.2. Release 5.1 - changes from 5.0

B.2.1. New Features

B.2.2. Enhancements

OS: Based on CentOS release 5/update 2 and all updates as of November 4, 2008.

Base: Anaconda installer updated to v11.1.2.113.

Base: Increased the / partition default size to 16 GB.

Base: Opened the 'www' and 'https' ports to the local public network.

Base: In Avalanche Installer, added code to check if a package is requested twice in a row. If it is, we assume the package is corrupted. In this case, we toss the package and retrieve it the package from the frontend.

Base: Added Rocks commands to manage the "aliases" table.

Base: Added "rocks remove roll" command. Thanks to Brandon Davidson from the University of Oregon for the code.

Base: The command "rocks-dist" is replaced with "rocks create distro".

Base: Disabled the watchdog for frontend installs that boot off a CD/DVD.

Base: Changed boot command from "frontend" to "build". To build a frontend, when you see the "boot:" prompt, now type: "build".

Web Server: Wordpress updated to v2.6.1.

Web Server: Updated Wordpress theme.

Area51: All commands converted to Rocks command line.

HPC: Updated OpenMPI to v1.2.7.

HPC: Updated MPICH2 to v1.0.7.

Java: Fixed a bug in the graph that Java from properly installing on compute nodes.

Restore: All files under /export/rocks/install/contrib are now included in the Restore Roll.

Restore: All files in /var/named/*local are now included in the Restore Roll.

Restore: The frontend's ssh machine keys are now included in the Restore Roll.

SGE: Updated to v6.1 update 5.

SGE: Added a script to reinstall a cluster by submitting an SGE job.

B.2.3. Bug Fixes

Base: Reverse domain lookups now work for subnets that don't fall on an octet boundary.

Base: Bootflags now carry over between reinstallations and reboots. In the previous release, a reboot would "forget" the bootflags set by the user with the Rocks command line.

Base: Added full path to "mksquashfs". Now can build distribution when using "sudo".

Restore: Ethernet Switches, Power Units and Remote Management appliances are now properly saved in the Restore Roll.

Ganglia: Fixed the 'tail +4' bug in the cron job.

SGE: Fixed the display in the "Job Queue" on the frontend's web site. SGE now reports the correct number of CPUs in use.