Installing DIRAC client

The DIRAC client installation procedure consists of few steps. You can do these steps as any user without the need to be root.

Python3 DIRAC installations rely on the environment provided by DIRACOS2. So, you first install DIRACOS2 and only then install DIRAC in it:

$ curl -LO$(uname -m).sh
$ bash DIRACOS-Linux-$(uname -m).sh
$ rm DIRACOS-Linux-$(uname -m).sh
$ source diracos/diracosrc

and now DIRAC:

$ pip install DIRAC

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And for the configuration:

$ dirac-configure

Using a user proxy

If you want to use a user proxy, we assume that you already have a user certificate, so in this case create a directory .globus in your home directory and copy the certificate files usercert.pem and userkey.pem – public and private keys in .pem (Privacy Enhanced Mail) format to this directory:

$ mkdir ~/.globus
$ cp <<certificate files>> ~/.globus/

At this point you need a proxy, but you still have not configured DIRAC. So, you should issue the command:

$ dirac-proxy-init

You can see which file is your proxy certificate using the dirac-proxy-info command.

Updating client

The client software update, when a new version is available, can be simply done by running again pip.