Will OnDemand work if rsync is removed?

WIll OnDemand function properly in the absence of rsync? I know the ondemand rpm lists rsync as a requirement, but I have a use case where I need to remove the rsync package from the OOD server…

Hey Ric.

I would have to test it and see. Do you have the ability to test the use case?

Thanks,
-gerald

The standard package removal process that is in use (yum erase rsync) takes the ondemand and ondemand-selonux packages out as dependencoes. I know there are ways around that, but the process is a box.

This comes down to "why does the ondemand rpm require the rsync package as a dependency?”
Ric

We’ll have to look at this, and get back with you.

Thanks,
-gerald

Hi Ric,

The dependency are in the batch_connect and myjobs apps. You can see the associated code here:

And also here:

Oh! And one more rather important dependency:

Let me know if you have anymore questions!

Thanks for the info - I’ll see if I can get a rsync exception for this system.
Ric