Release Notes for NorduGrid ARC 15.03 update 16

September 18, 2017

This is a minor release, introducing new features and addressing bugs discovered since release 15.03u15.

NorduGrid ARC 15.03 has received an update to:

Nagios plugins, Gangliarc and metapackages are unchanged.

In the process of fixing bug 3666 for ARC 5.3.2 a backward incompatibility was introduced in the EMI-ES interface. This backward incompatibility is still present in 5.4.0.
If you run ARC < 5.3.2 you are asked to not turn on the EMI-ES interface, hence avoiding any problems. Sites running ARC >= 5.3.2 should not suffer from the issue.

New features highlights

Information on ARCHERY technology preview and how to test it

ARC Hierarchical Endpoints Registry (ARCHERY) publishes endpoints of resource providers directly in the DNS by using the domain name as an entry point for resource discovery. ARCHERY is aimed to replace existing EGIIS services. Compared to EGIIS it is not bound to LDAP endpoints and brings the reliability, integrity, caching and administration delegation features of DNS to the grid indexes world.

To start using ARCHERY just point the ARC client to the entry point domain name: arcsub -g myjob.xrsl No extra configuration needed, it works out of the box. While NorduGrid Top-Level ARCHERY entry point in the domain is under establishment, anyone can use the testing instance at:

NOTE that archery-manage is not shipped with this release.

More information can be found in the NorduGrid ARCHERY Architecture Overview document.

Detailed notes

ARC Server and core components

The following issues were fixed or partially fixed in the ARC core:


Information system

ARC Clients

Nagios plugins

Fixed bugs:

Since ARC 15.03 update 15, the following bugs were fully or partially fixed:

Known issues



ARC release 15.03u16 consists of the following source packages:

Source code for main components is available from:

Documentation source (mostly LaTeX) is available from:

Source for metapackages is available from:{fedora,debian}/nordugrid-arc-meta/tags/1.0.7

Source for Nagios probes is available from:

Source for gangliarc is available from:

Source for jura_to_es is available from:


See detailed description at NorduGrid downloads

These repositories provide binary packages for:

Scientific Linux and RedHat are implicitly supported through corresponding CentOS repositories.

Previous releases

Details of previous releases can be found at the ARC Releases page

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