[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.8.0 alpha 1 available

Gaja Sophie Peters gaja.peters@math.uni-hamburg.de
Mon, 2 Jan 2017 17:58:34 +0100

Am 01.01.17 um 23:07 schrieb Jeffrey Altman:
> On 1/1/2017 1:38 PM, Gaja Sophie Peters wrote:
>> I wonder if this problem is related to the matlab "bug" (a little
>> off-topic maybe, but who knows) Matlab simply won't start from a
>> directory with @sys in the path,
> I'm curious about this "matlab" incompatibility.  Can you clarify what
> you mean by "a directory with @sys in the path"?  Do you mean:
> 1. a path component "@sys" is being passed to Matlab?
>   /afs/cell-name/appl/@sys/bin/prog

Exactly. Starting Matlab with the path
shows only the window "Activate Matlab Software". Starting explicitly
Matlab starts cleanly (interestingly today even after I had started it 
once with @sys - which at some point a few years ago didn't work until 
after a reboot)

> 2. a path component that is a symlink whose target path
>    contains @sys?
>     /afs/cell-name/appl/bin/prog

That as well.
$ ls -al /afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/software/bin/matlab2016b-syslink
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 30 Dez 31 22:52 
/afs/math.uni-hamburg.de/software/bin/matlab2016b-syslink -> 

Starting the command
results also just in the activation windows. We use a starting-script 
that looks explicitly for @sys in the "syslink" symbolic link and 
replaces it with $(fs sysname), so that the command
in the end finds the correct location for matlab

Some time in early 2014 I tried (unsuccessfully) to tweak the actual 
starting-script for matlab, but then came other things, and I postponed 
it again. (also, our work-around works...) The "real" problem is within 
the MATLAB executable (or some java-libary) itself.


doesn't work (asks for activation):

Gaja Peters