[OpenAFS] Openafs on Ubuntu

Brian Sebby sebby@anl.gov
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:50:58 -0500

I've been looking for an easier way to get updated Ubuntu packages for our
Linux systems, so I'd be interested in helping out with such a project.

One possible method might be to create an Ubuntu Personal Package Archive,
which allows groups to publish software via Ubuntu's community website.
That's how ClamAV updates were available until they were recently integrated
into the mainstream -backports repositories.

The main issue for me is that I'm not sure which Debian packages should be
used to build the backports - I know that the Ubuntu dapper/hardy/etc
releases do not correspond to particular Debian releases, so dependencies
might be an issue.


On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 06:20:54PM -0500, Christopher D. Clausen wrote:
> 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Is the outdated version the problem?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 According to what the developers tell us, yes, the outdated version is a 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
> <<CDC
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