Steps taken to install globus connect
Some of the information is gleaned from https://www.globus.org/
- enable EPEL acces. If the EPEL repos are in yum.repos.d then you're probably OK. (see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ)
- time must be synchronised: Check if an ntpd is running.
Install of Globus Connect
- update the repo dir for easy access to the globus packages:
rpm -hUv http://www.globus.org/ftppub/gt5/5.2/stable/installers/repo/Globus-5.2.stable-config.redhat-6Server-1.noarch.rpm
This will install the Globus repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/Globus-5.2.stable-config.redhat.repo. If you are installing on another distribution or version select another RPM. Globus maintains a list of RPMs that will install the proper repo file for you here: http://www.globus.org/ftppub/gt5/5.2/stable/installers/repo/.
- install the Globus Connect Package:
yum install globus-connect-server
In my case the $releasever variable was returning 6.5 although the repo urls have locations for just 6. I fixed this by forcing the variable to 6:
yum --releasever=6 install globus-connect-server