Setup of Globus Toolkit 4.0.8


The following guides are available:

Hint: All documentations are totally outdated!

Create user "globus"

Download Files Externally and Copy Them to Virtual Host

Hint: All binary installers are totally outdated! Therefore you have to download the source code and compile it for yourself!

Alternative to the last point:

Software Installation

Within virtual machine install:


Distribution Check

Software Check

Hint: for access from anywhere. Here a war-file can be deployed. If Running="false", check /etc/tomcat5/tomcat-users.xml again:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
  <role rolename="manager"/>
  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
  <role rolename="admin"/>
  <role rolename="role1"/>
  <user username="globus" password="gt4p0p8" roles="admin,manager"/>
  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>
  <user username="both" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat,role1"/>
  <user username="role1" password="tomcat" roles="role1"/>

Hint: Don't use the patches for the Java and C compiler recommended in the manual!

Set Environmental Variables

Hint: In contrast to the manual there is no need to set $CATALINA_HOME!


Install iODBC

Install Globus Toolkit


Result in case of 32 bit:

        cd gpt && OBJECT_MODE=32 ./build_gpt

Result in case of 64 bit:

        cd gpt && OBJECT_MODE=64 ./build_gpt


If compilation fails with the message "Could not create task or type of type: replaceregexp", try:

Hint: This problem can occur because in actual distributions ant-optional is divided up to several packages like ant-nodeps and ant-apache-regexp.


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