[OpenAFS] Error running afs-rootvol

Silke Mueller silke@upb.de
Thu, 28 Jun 2001 17:49:52 +0200

On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 02:49:32PM +0200, Silke Mueller wrote:
> Hi,
> 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").
>                             Prerequisites
> 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

It was just a stupid permissions error regarding /etc/openafs/server/ThisCell.

> 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?
> Thanks
> -- 
> Silke Mueller
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Silke Mueller