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From: Rainer Keller (keller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-05 12:32:45

Hello Katherine,
On Tuesday 05 December 2006 18:02, Katherine Holcomb wrote:
> We are in the process of converting our clusters from MPICH to OpenMPI
> and have encountered some odd problems. For historical reasons, the
> default shell we install for users is ksh. The --profile option to
> mpirun does not work for our users under ksh. We are unsure why
> although our system administrator believes that OpenMPI may be making
> the ksh on the remote nodes believe that it's a login shell. We've
> tried both rsh and ssh. Has anybody seen anything like this?

Please try using --mca pls_rsh_assume_same_shell 0 -- to check for the shell
on the node, it should detect the ksh on the node being used from the $SHELL

To check, You may also use:
ssh <nodename> echo $SHELL

> There are no problems at all under bash. (I use bash and I had no
> trouble, but then started switching some users who were having MPICH
> problems and they could not get it to work unless they changed to bash.)

In case it does not detect the correct value and set the environment
variables, could You please use --mca orte_debug 1 --mca pls_rsh_debug 1 and
send the output?


Dipl.-Inf. Rainer Keller
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