[OpenAFS] Re: openafs packages for Fodera 13?

Angel Marin anmar@anmar.eu.org
Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:35:34 +0200

On 14/06/10 19:09, Jack Neely wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 11:29:07PM +0100, Simon Wilkinson wrote:
>> On 10 Jun 2010, at 22:52, Derrick Brashear wrote:
>>>> Does anyone know when the yum repository for Fodera 13 would come  
>>>> out?  It
>>>> looks like RPM fusion has openafs rpms available already. But I  
>>>> think I read
>>>> somewhere before that they are not directly from openafs.org.
>> Indeed, the RPM Fusion RPMs are not the same as the openafs.org ones.  
>> I've ranted on this subject to this list too many times before [1], but 
>> the summary is that the RPMFusion RPMS install things in such a way that 
>> you are likely to find much of the OpenAFS documentation misleading, and 
>> you are unlikely to be able to get community support as readily as when 
>> you use an OpenAFS build.
>> Cheers,
>> Simon.
>> [1] - https://lists.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-info/2010-March/033162.html
> I'll be glad to help out folks with the RPMFusion RPMs as I maintain
> them.  You're welcome to file a bug there:
>     http://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/
> Or email me or the list.
> My motivation for doing so are two fold.  First, I needed OpenAFS
> packages that conformed to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).
> Secondly, the current OpenAFS packages use an older kmod standard for
> supporting kernel modules in Fedora/RHEL, and I needed the more recent
> kmod standard to integrate with the other kernel modules I deal with.

A couple days ago I tried them, the worst offenders for us were:

Well, that and the fact that there are no man pages on the packages ... WTF?
Angel Marin