[OpenAFS] Providing signed packages (was Re: any experiences with OpenAFS client ...)

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk@MIT.EDU
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:45:18 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 23 Oct 2014, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> Official FreeBSD packages are built from the ports collection on a
> weekly basis, but the OpenAFS port cannot be built because the FreeBSD
> package builders do not have the necessary kernel compile tree
> available.  It might be possible to make this work, but it hasn't

I think they can be built on the FreeBSD package builders, actually.  (I'm
currently getting weekly mail noting that the port fails to build on
FreeBSD head, due to some KPI changes.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=194362 has a patch that
should fix that, but has been unloved so far.)
'pkg search openafs' does find a package on my 10.0 machine.

The ports build machines track the oldest supported release of a given
stable branch, though, so the packages they build may not be suitable for
more recent FreeBSD releases from those branches, if there were KBI
changes.  (There aren't supposed to be, but there were a few in the 9.x
series, at least.)