[OpenAFS] Openafs on Ubuntu

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen@acm.org
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:20:54 -0500

Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> wrote:
> gottoomanyaccounts wrote:
>> I am wondering is there a plan to have an official repository for
>> Ubuntu, like the one we have for Fedora/RHEL?  It would be nice to
>> be able to install the openafs client on Ubuntu as easily as on
>> Fedora.
> Um... I'm running ubuntu with the openafs client. I just had to run
> "sudo apt-get install openafs-client"

I think that depends on the Ubuntu version that one is using.

> Is the outdated version the problem?

According to what the developers tell us, yes, the outdated version is a 
problem.  (1.4.6 is current for Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and it is likely to 
remain so until 2013 when hardy goes out of support.)  And I'm still 
running 6.06 dapper (previous LTS release) on some machines.  Dapper 
goes out of support in 2011.

I'd like to see newer packages in dapper-backports and hardy-backports, 
although I have no idea on the process to get them there.

Further info at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports