[OpenAFS] replacement for depot?

Jason Edgecombe jason@rampaginggeek.com
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:10:21 -0400

On 09/27/2012 11:49 AM, Douglas E. Engert wrote:
> On 9/26/2012 5:20 PM, Jason Edgecombe wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm using a program called "depot", which I think used to be included 
>> with IBM/Transarc AFS.
> I'm planning to migrated from RHEL5 with cfengine to RHEL6 with 
> puppet. I use depot to manage  many folders
>> of symlinks. What would you recommend as a replacement to depot?
> What version are you running?
> The version we are using is 5.15 from 2005, but also have the source 
> for 5.50 version from 2008.
> Its README file lists these (which are not found):
>  ftp.andrew.cmu.edu:/pub/depot/depot.tar.gz
>  http://andrew2.andrew.cmu.edu/ANDREWII/depot.html
>  info-cmu-depot-request+@andrew.cmu.edu
> We only use it for links in AFS, not on local machines.
depot library (032) $Revision: 5.50 $ Compiled on: Wed Mar 24 12:04:03 
EST 2004

We also use depot to manage a farm of links in AFS, not on the local 
machine. We use depot to manage software that uses an installer, instead 
of a package (RPM).

I ran a quick sum of the used space for all of volumes that are linked 
from /opt/coe/bin, and the total comes to 988GB. We don't have enough 
space on most of the workstation hard drives for that much software. on 
top of that, we would lose the convenience of AFS ACL's, which are used 
for some restricted-access programs.