PVM project Template
Robert G. Brown
Duke University Physics Department
Durham, NC 27708-0305
Copyright Robert G. Brown, 2023
project_pvm is a C source project template for PVM master/slave
projects. It is derived from the C source project template also
and does the usual automagical project maintenance via simple (and not
so simple) make targets: make tgz, make rpm, make installweb, make cvs
for example. It is worth several hours of work, minimally, in getting a
pvm project off the ground, and gets it off on the right foot, with a
lot of things you might add "eventually" already there in template form,
ready to fill in.
project_pvm actually installs from the tarball ONLY -- or if you
prefer, the tarball IS the project template ready to use -- but this
page and distribution set is more or less automagically created by the
make installweb target, so it seems worthwhile to include the rpm's even
if they only install a trivial (cluster parallelized) "Hello World!"
To use this template, create or change to your source directory (I
use $HOME/Src but suit yourself), put the project_pvm.tgz there and
tar xvfz project_pvm.tgz
(and it should verbosely unpack).
Change to the project directory. There is a README that gives
instructions on how to use to the template. Most of the mucky part of
the process is encapsulated in a script called "newproject" that you can
read to see how it works. To use this script for a new "rgb standard"
PVM project, start pvm and build a virtual machine (instructions
NOT included herein) and enter:
This presumes that you've got CVS setup (a functioning CVSROOT). If
you want to use the make rpm targets, additionally you must:
Optionally edit the man page template, the README, the abstract (this
file), the php file, Remember, the man page is your friend. Also
remember to update/modify the "Usage" statement in parsecl.c as you add
new command line commands, if any.
If you grab this project template and have any fundamental trouble
getting it working, let me know and I'll try to help you. My email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.