Globus Toolkit 2.4: Platform Notes

  • All platforms
    • Platforms that do not provide /dev/random or /dev/urandom may want to install EGD-The Entropy Gathering Daemon for increased security. Use the environment variable EGD_PATH to specify the absolute path to the EDG socket.
    • If you are installing from source bundles and use gcc compiled with shared support libraries (e.g. libgcc), please make sure that the dynamic linker's default search path covers these libraries.
    • gcc may have /usr/local/include in the default system header search path. This can cause a compile failure in Cyrus SASL.
  • IRIX 6.5
    • /bin/sh has problems with respect to calls to exit in sourced files. This mangles -help output.
  • Solaris 8
    • When building from source, make sure that ld is /usr/ccs/bin/ld.
  • Solaris 7
  • Linux
    • Threaded builds (using pthreads) of  e.g. the data management client bundle will very likely show intermittent hangs in some of the tools. This is caused by a bug in certain versions of the pthreads library. See this bug report and the LinuxThreads FAQ.
  • HP-UX
  • Tru64