[OpenAFS] error in compiling openafs 1.6.24 on CentOS 8.3

Giovanni Bracco giovanni.bracco@enea.it
Fri, 14 May 2021 09:43:04 +0200

Concerning the migration I understand that the main point is the use of
akeyconvert to convert rxkad.keytab  to KeyFile  KeyFileExt as from the

> [OpenAFS] 1.6 to 1.8 upgrade information
> Jose M Calhariz jose.calhariz@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:13:50 +0000

where no special answer was provided concerning the dbserver migration, 
so I suppone that nothing special must be done for that.


On 14/05/21 04:36, Benjamin Kaduk wrote:
> On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 12:53:17PM +0200, Giovanni Bracco wrote:
>> 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.
> For completeness, I'll note that you do have the option of taking the
> 1.6.24 release and applying targeted patches to it to get the newer version
> support (e.g.,
> https://github.com/openafs/openafs/commit/fbf1ed1a0870d67b2ea80cf9bc00c5b7b6f7fbec
> for the <rpc/types.h> issue).  But there are many reasons why that would
> not be an attractive approach, either, including the risk of running into a
> situation where the requisite patches are only available for the 1.8.x
> branch and do not trivially apply to the 1.6.x branch.
> If you have questions about the different options or the upgrading
> procedure, we can try to help on the list.
> -Ben
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