[OpenAFS] Error running afs-rootvol

Silke Mueller silke@upb.de
Thu, 28 Jun 2001 14:49:32 +0200


I was setting up a test server running Debian Linux (2.2.19pre17)
and following the instructions I made it to starting afs-rootvol,
which stopped with the following error:

wsc16:~> afs-rootvol 
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
        LANGUAGE = (unset),
        LC_ALL = (unset),
        LANG = "de_DE"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

In order to set up the root.afs volume, you must meet the following pre-conditions:

1) The cell must be configured, running a database server with a
   volume location and protection server.  The afs-newcell script will
   set up these services.

2)  You must be logged into the cell with  tokens in
   system:administrators and with a principal that is in the susers
   file of the servers in the cell.

3) You need a fileserver in the cell with partitions mounted and a
   root.afs volume created.   Presumably, it has no volumes on it,
   although the script will work so long as nothing besides root.afs
   exists.  The afs-newcell script will set up the file server.

4) The AFS client must be running pointed at the new cell.
Do you meet these conditions? (y/n) y
Unable to find out what cell this machine serves: Permission denied

Now I wonder what could be wrong?
I checked /etc/openafs/ThisCell and /etc/openafs/CellServDB and even
created links to those from /usr/vice/etc, but for some reason it
doesn't work. (And yes, I restarted the client after doing so.)

Any ideas?


Silke Mueller