[OpenAFS] NetRestrict file info/help needed

Stefan Strandberg stefan@cae.wisc.edu
Mon, 5 Jan 2009 14:44:52 -0600

Hi Russ,

We're eagerly awaiting 1.4.8 for debian, as we're currently back on
1.4.2-6etch1 and would like to get current before the spring semester

However, we're slightly wary of upgrading immediately prior to a
semester start.  I have a strange idea of how to do it with "little"
risk of messing something up:

Currently we have 3 fileservers running on vmware virtual machines.
What I was considering doing was this:  Clone each machine, power the
originals off, install 1.4.8 on the cloned machines, and see how it
goes.  If no problems, make the clones the real ones, and if there are
problems, power them off and go back to the original machines.  However,
this plan won't work at all if 1.4.8 will make changes to the filesystem
that aren't compatible with 1.4.2-6etch1.  Do you know if this will
happen?  Or if I'm going about this all convoluted, feel free to let me
know.  I'm still getting used to openafs administration.



On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 11:33:18AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Lars Schimmer <l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at> writes:
> > Thank you for that answer. I edited the NetRestrict file and moved it
> > into the dir you mentioned. Now I wait and see what happens :-)
> >
> > Btw., any timeplan for 1.4.8 debian packages?
> I'm tentatively hoping for this week or next.  I'd been not uploading them
> because of the freeze, but that's hurting synchronization with Ubuntu and
> I think it's a bad idea.  Since lenny is going into deep freeze soon, I'm
> going to go ahead and upload 1.4.8 to unstable and push any mandatory
> fixes to 1.4.7 for lenny through testing-proposed-updates.
> -- 
> Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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Stefan Strandberg
UNIX group
Computer Aided Engineering - UW Madison