[OpenAFS] Status of Perl AFS with 1.6?

Norbert Gruener nog@MPA-Garching.MPG.DE
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:29:21 +0200

On Tue, Sep 25 2012, Simon Wilkinson wrote:
> On 25 Sep 2012, at 18:58, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Steve Simmons <scs@umich.edu> writes:
> > 
> >> The last bit of discussion on perlafs with openafs 1.6 seemed to end
> >> with the note below. If there's been progress on this, can anyone point
> >> us at patches/whatever? We've got a person here who's trying to use AFS
> >> perl interfaces on gentoo with AFS 1.6, and he's not having much joy.
> > 
> > To fix the AFS Perl module, you basically need all the changes that have
> > landed on master to build libtool-based pthreaded libraries, and then the
> > AFS Perl module needs to be modified to link with those instead of with a
> > mix of pthreaded and LWP libraries.
> Actually, there are some slightly simpler changes than this. I landed
> a patch on master a while back that added all of the necessary symbols
> to libafsauthent to link perl-AFS against that, and fixed perl-AFS so
> that it would work against master.
> Those changes just need pulled up to 1.6, and perl-AFS modified so
> that it can handle the interface changes in 1.6. I was hoping to get
> that work done for 1.6.2, but haven't had the time so far.

In the first week of October I will release AFS Perl v2.6.3 (linked
against OpenAFS 1.4.X).  After that I will takle the upgrade to OpenAFS