[OpenAFS] error in compiling openafs 1.6.24 on CentOS 8.3

Giovanni Bracco giovanni.bracco@enea.it
Mon, 10 May 2021 12:53:17 +0200

Thank you Jeff, useful information as always!

For our production cell we must decide if upgrade all the cell to 1.8.x 
(a lot of  work to be doneo but we have to schedulee that now or then) 
or remain with CentOS 7.x also for the most recent fileservers.

I do not think the option of the "unreleased openafs-stable-1_6_x 
branch." is a good choice for the production environment.


On 09/05/21 19:27, Jeffrey E Altman wrote:
> On 5/9/2021 12:35 PM, Giovanni Bracco (giovanni.bracco@enea.it) wrote:
>> I have tried to compile openafs-1.6.24 on CentOS 8.3, kernel 
>> 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3.x86_64.
>> The build terminates with
>> fatal error: rpc/types.h: No such file or directory
>>   #include "rpc/types.h"
>>            ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
> rpc/types.h is no longer available on systems with glibc 2.26 or newer.
> There are patches cherry-picked to openafs-stable-1_6_x which appear to 
> address this change.  However, there have been no releases from the 
> openafs-stable-1_6_x branch beyond 1.6.24.  There is no mention of 
> support for RHEL/CentOS beyond the 7.5 release for the 
> openafs-stable-1_6_x branch in the NEWS file.
> Your options appear to be switch to the 1.8.x series for CentOS 8.3 or 
> try to use the tip of the unreleased openafs-stable-1_6_x branch.
> Jeffrey Altman

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