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HTCondor 8.6


Upgrade the condor-* packages to the latest stable release series (8.6), due to be released near the end of the summer. HTCondor is a job scheduler and resource manager for high-throughput computing.


  • Name: Ben Cotton
  • Email: <>
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

Detailed Description

Package the HTCondor 8.6 release when it is available. The 8.5 development series is winding down, so 8.6 should be available at the end of summer. Currently Fedora uses the 8.5.2 release, but since that is part of the development series, subsequent point releases contain not only bug fixes but potentially-compatibility-breaking changes. The plan here is to get Fedora onto the stable series, which will allow for packaging of HTCondor point releases within a Fedora release.

Benefit to Fedora

This change will get Fedora on the stable series of HTCondor instead of the development series, which can have behavior changes introduced in point releases. This brings the packages in line with the Fedora Packaging Guidelines.

In addition, HTCondor 8.6 includes new functionality like:

  • Enhanced IPv6 support
  • Better scalability
  • Improved support for running Amazon EC2 instances as HTCondor jobs


  • Proposal owners:

Package version 8.6 when released by upstream.

  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Some default behaviors change upstream, most notably the use of the shared port daemon is now on by default. However, all configuration should be backward-compatible.

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? N/A


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes

The HTCondor batch scheduler is upgraded to version 8.6.