15 Jul 2008 SGE launchd script maker for Apple OS X 10.5 Leopard
This post is a follow-up to the article discussing Bill Van Etten’s OS X Launchd scripts for Grid Engine.
We now have a perl script that will automatically create site-appropriate launchd plist files for Grid Engine – the files are constructed by querying the SGE environment variables and running one of the SGE utility scripts. This may be a more convenient method than downloading our plist files and hand-editing them via the Apple plist editor program.
The new-in-Leopard “launchd” framewortk is Apple’s preferred system for handling system services and daemons. For more background on why launchd may be critical to Grid Engine on 10.5 systems (especially OS X Server 10.5.4 and later …) please visit the Grid Engine wiki page covering Apple Launchd:
Download the script here: