[Beowulf] Problem with environment variable [update]

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Mon Jul 27 12:47:44 PDT 2009


Am 26.07.2009 um 21:11 schrieb Giuseppina Venezia:

> Hello,
> I'am using PVM with two nodes: a master node with Fedora Core 8 called
> "pippo" and a slave node with ubuntu 8.10 called "pluto".
> I've installed PVM on both "pippo" and "pluto", and set those
> environment variables:
> in .bashrc and /etc/profile
> Tha problem in that when I add another host from the master node I got
> the following error:
> pvm> add pluto
> add pluto
> 0 successful
>                     HOST     DTID
>                    pluto Can't start pvmd
> Auto-Diagnosing Failed Hosts...
> pluto...
> Verifying Local Path to "rsh"...
> Rsh found in /usr/bin/rsh - O.K.
> Testing Rsh/Rhosts Access to Host "pluto"...
> Rsh/Rhosts Access is O.K.
> Checking O.S. Type (Unix test) on Host "pluto"...
> Host pluto is Unix-based.
> Checking $PVM_ROOT on Host "pluto"...
> The value of the $PVM_ROOT environment
> variable on pluto is invalid ("").
> Use the absolute path to the pvm3/ directory.
> pvm>
> However, if I try echo $PVM_ROOT on slave node ("pluto") I got
> /usr/lib/pvm3


I meant something like:

export PATH=~/pvm3/lib:$PATH


did you add the PATH specification in .bash_profile and/or .profile?  
This will only work for an interactive login. AFAIR you must add it  
to .bashrc which will be sourced for a non-interactive login, i.e.  
during the pvm startup.

-- Reuti

> Could you help me?
> Thank you in advance
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