[OpenAFS] scripts to install openafs

Jonathan S Billings jsbillin@umich.edu
Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:52:57 -0400

On 10/01/2010 11:39 AM, David Bear wrote:
> It seems that once a year I end up getting a kernel update that breaks
> afs and then I need to install again... but with a fixed kmod -- or
> something else. I know a lot can and should be scripted -- but I've
> never taken the time. So I was hoping someone on the list may have a
> scripted install of afs for a Red Hat system -- actually, I run CentOS
> but they are the same enough that it shouldn't matter. Preferably, the
> script should look at the currently running kernel, then know enough to
> grab the latest stable openafs rpms and install them -- A followup
> script would be nice the would either update the kmod or the dkms afs
> package as well...  Any pointers, code, adivce would be helpful.

One of the packages that the OpenAFS RPM spec file builds is 
"dkms-openafs".  It's available along with the other Red Hat RPMs on the 
OpenAFS web site.

When installed, along with the "dkms" package 
and the GCC compiler, it will automatically compile and install a new 
openafs.ko every time you install a new kernel.

Jonathan Billings <jsbillin@umich.edu>
College of Engineering - CAEN - Unix and Linux Support