1. 01 Dec, 2003 1 commit
    • Robert Ricci's avatar
      New scripts: tarfiles_setup, fetchtar.proxy, and webtarfiles_setup . · c0c6547c
      Robert Ricci authored
      The idea is to give us hooks for grabbing experimenters' tarballs (and
      RPMs) from locations other than files on ops. Mainly, to remove
      another dependance on users having shells on ops.
      
      tarfiles_setup supports fetching files from http and ftp URLs right
      now, through wget. It places them into the experiment directory, so
      that they'll go away when the experiment is terminated, and the rest
      of the chain (ie. downloading to clients and os_setup's checks)
      remains unchaged.  It is now tarfiles_setup's job to copy tarballs and
      RPMs from the virt_nodes table to the nodes table for allocated nodes.
      This way, it can translate URLs into the local filenames it
      constructs. It get invoked from tbswap.
      
      Does the actual fetching over on ops, running as the user, with
      fetchtar.proxy.
      
      Should be idempotent, so we should be able to give the user a button
      to run webtarfiles_setup (none exists yet) yet to 'freshen' their
      tarballs. (We'd also have to somehow let the experiment's nodes know
      they need to re-fetch their tarballs.)
      
      One funny side effect of this is that the separator in
      virt_nodes.tarfiles is now ';' instead of ':' like nodes.tarballs,
      since we can now put URLs in the former. Making these consistent is a
      project for another day.
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