[OpenAFS] Release of MacOS 10 client

Garance A Drosehn drosih@rpi.edu
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:00:03 -0500

On 26 Jan 2016, at 17:12, Garance A Drosehn wrote:

> On 22 Jan 2016, at 13:51, E. Margarete Ziemer wrote:
>> From: Margarete Ziemer <emziemer@sinenomine.net>
>> Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:16 PM
>> Subject: Release of MacOS 10 client
>> SNA is happy to release our MacOS 10 AFS Client to OpenAFS.org.
>> Specifically, the donation entails: 1) changes to packaging, 2) 
>> binaries, ie.SNA-signed install package files, 3) documentation of 
>> build-process for packages.  The versions of the packages and OpenAFS 
>> are OpenAFS 1.6.15, OpenAFS 1.6.16, Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite), and Mac 
>> OSX 10.11 (El Capitan).
> The timing on this has been very fortunate for a few folks at RPI who 
> upgraded their macs to Yosemite in the past week.  Not sure why so 
> many picked this week to do that upgrade!  So far they're using the 
> package for 1.6.15, which is much much better than having no AFS at 
> all.
> Thanks to everyone who contributed to this!

Just to add a quick update on this.  There's one guy running this new 
client on Yosemite, and one using it on El Capitan.  In both cases, 
almost all the work they do is done from the command line.  I should 
probably also note that AFS at RPI is also still stuck using the 
original kerberos4-based authentication instead of the vastly preferred 
krb5.  (I do hope to be changing that in the next few months, but right 
now we're really ancient).

Both guys have been happy with this newer version.  No major problems, 
at least not for the way they use AFS.  (which is also the way I use AFS 
on my mac, although I haven't installed either Yosemite or the new 
client yet.  All of us tend to live in Terminal windows...  :)

Garance Alistair Drosehn                =     drosih@rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad@FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA