[OpenAFS] Thinking about 1.6 - rpm & deb installs

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:54:04 -0500

Andrew Deason wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:41:47 -0800
> "Buhrmaster, Gary" <gtb@slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
>>> Right, but if it is part of the initial 1.6 release, I think people
>>> will quite a bit more cautious then just replacing binaries anyway
>>> since it is a major version change then then a .x update.
>> Not all the people running openAFS will be as knowledgably
>> (even as to the numbering system of a 1.<even>) as the people
>> on this list.
>> Many (linux) packaging systems will just replace older versions
>> without a discussion with the installer about what else they
>> need to change
> I have faith in at least our resident rpm and deb packagers to give some
> notice. Also, downstream packagers can automate changing BosConfig to
> reflect a DAFS configuration, if they decide that the upgrade path
> should move to DAFS transparently.
> People that compile and install the binaries themselves ideally are a
> little more aware of what's going on (otherwise, why would they
> upgrade?). And you don't need to know about the even/odd numbering
> scheme, just that the 4 in 1.4 hasn't changed in a while.
I'm more comfortable with an rpm/deb that converts Bosconfig as part of 
the pre-install routine.

Would it be advantageous to have boserver read multiple files so that 
you could have a dbserver and a fileserver packages and those package 
would just insert the right config?