XgridLite on Leopard, continued…

As it turns out, the privilege failure mentioned in the last post was not being reported by the calls to xgridctl to start and stop the controller, but rather the ones that were trying to simply get what the current status was. In Leopard, you always need to run xgridctl as root, even just to get status.

However, when I recoded the status-getting code to use the privileged tool to do its work, it’s reporting that the controller is off when doing xgridctl c status at the command line reports that it’s running. One more roadblock, but this should be the last one. Given how my weeks go, it probably won’t be until next weekend (a long one, fall break).

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4 Responses to XgridLite on Leopard, continued…

  1. Patrik says:


    I was trying to use xgrid lite for image processing based on the following blog

    However whenever I submit my xgrid job I can see with the xgrid admin tools how my job is getting submitted and finishes however the images don’t get processed. So I decided to hardcode the paths into the shell script and manually submit the shell script on the agent – it runs fine. However when I submit it via xgrid the job says it runs but it does not.

    My controller as well as my agent uses OSX10.4.11 and I use Xgrid lite as the controller. Any suggestions.

    Best, Patrik

  2. Ed says:


    I’d recommend contacting the author of that post, as I suspect the problem is related to the details of how he set up Photoshop to integrate with Xgrid. XgridLite doesn’t actually do anything except “turn on” Xgrid, so I can’t really help you here.

    Two things to check upfront, though: (1) do other jobs work successfully with your Xgrid setup? and (2) have you tried resetting everything?


  3. Dave says:

    Hi Ed,
    Pleaeaeaeaease finish xgridlite for Leopard.. ;)
    It really seems there’s nothing else out there to make working with xgrid any easier. In fact, it even seems like apples XGrid Admin isn’t working on non-server Leopard (imac)’s anymore.
    Thanks a lot for your work.

  4. Ed says:

    Hi Dave,

    It’s working. As of about one minute ago. I’ll send you and everyone else that’s been begging an email, and post a test version here before doing an official release.


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