[OpenAFS] problem installing 1.4.2fc3

Lars Schimmer l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at
Sun, 17 Sep 2006 13:35:58 +0200

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Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Lars:
> In other words, you decided to disable the use of Freelance
> mode which in turn requires that the 'root.afs' volume for the
> workstation cell be reachable in order for the AFS Client Service
> to start.  Therefore, not only do you need to have the necessary
> network connectivity to reach the servers hosting that volume
> but you need to install the appropriate CellServDB file on the machine
> so that the AFS Client Service knows where to look.   This is not
> something that OpenAFS can provide for you if your cell is not
> registered with grand.central.org.
> Organizations that do not wish to register with grand.central.org
> are encouraged to distribute transformed versions of the installers
> distributed from openafs.org to their end users.   The transforms
> should include the correct default cell name as well as the appropriate
> CellServDB file.
> The EXE version of the installer provides a mechanism to allow
> the end user to obtain the CellServDB file via a URL provided by
> the cell administrator or from an alternative path in local storage.
> If someone would like to contribute an enhancement to the installers
> to verify the existence of either an entry in the CellServDB file
> or AFSDB records for the specified workstation cell and if not
> found prompt the user to enter the appropriate values, please send
> patches to openafs-bugs@openafs.org.  Note that any such enhancement
> must be disabled during an automated install.

Yes, aou=B4re right with the automatic install. Our cell entry was send t=
the "author" of the CellservDB file just some days ago.
But I think its a bit confusing to fill out a cell name (which isn=B4t in
the CellServDB) and disable freelance mode and get no warning. Maybe a
short text in the standard installer could be helpful.
I don=B4t know exactly, is this special topic mentioned in the install no=
Now I=B4m aware of this "deadlock" and can go around it. Thanks so far fo=
your time and knowledge.

> Jeffrey Altman

Lars Schimmer
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