GetComponents on Cactus website is out of date

Issue #338 closed
Ian Hinder created an issue

When I download GetComponents using the instructions at

I get the following warning when I run it:

You are using an outdated version of GetComponents. Please use the version from GitHub ( (if you are using the Einstein Toolkit, the new version should already be in Cactus/bin/GetComponents

The version of GetComponents on the Cactus website should be automatically updated from the GitHub repository when the repository is changed. It should not be necessary for users to have Git to check out Cactus.


Comments (11)

  1. Ian Hinder reporter
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    When I try to follow the instructions, I get the following error:

    MacBook:testcactus ian$ wget --2011-03-23 15:39:51-- Resolving Connecting to||:443... connected. ERROR: certificate common name `*' doesn't match requested host name `'. To connect to insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'.

    If I use the suggested option, it works, and I can download Cactus from a thornlist, but I don't think we should suggest this. Can we figure out what the problem with the certificate is?

  2. anonymous
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    Rather than suggesting to pass the --no-check-certificate flag, I could have the user right-click the GetComponents link in order to save the file (removing the .txt extension).

  3. Roland Haas
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    curl is maybe nicer since you an do that on a cluster (saves one scp call) and we can use the same command in the new users tutorial where we would presumably would like to keeps things as simple as possible for new users.

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