OpenAFS Master Repository branch, openafs-stable-1_8_x, updated. openafs-stable-1_8_10-7-g2899837

Gerrit Code Review
Thu, 17 Aug 2023 13:16:02 -0400

The following commit has been merged in the openafs-stable-1_8_x branch:
commit 2899837875ed32015f8b1d970a1b23af52abb76b
Author: Michael Meffie <>
Date:   Wed Mar 29 15:58:24 2017 -0400

    bozo: Do not create client directory and symlinks
    Each time the bosserver starts, it checks for the presence of the client
    configuration directory and the CellServDB and ThisCell files within it.
    When not found, the bosserver creates the client cell configuration
    directory. When the CellServDB and ThisCell files are not present in the
    client configuration directory, the bosserver creates symlinks to the
    server's CellServDB and ThisCell files.  This feature of the bosserver
    was a convenience when older versions of vos and pts required a client
    configuration directory.
    However, modern deployments tend to use packaging, with separate client
    and server packages.  The client configuration directory and files in it
    are typically managed by the client packaging.  Currently, packagers
    must work around these symlinks created by the bosserver.  Additionally,
    the CellServDB and ThisCell symlinks are hazardous since writing to the
    client-side configuration will overwrite the server configuration.
    This commit removes the creation the client configuration directory and
    the CellServDB and ThisCell symlinks during bosserver startup.  This
    change is intended to decouple the server from the client, help to avoid
    overwriting the server configuration, and avoid requiring client artifacts
    on a server.
    Tested-by: BuildBot <>
    Reviewed-by: Andrew Deason <>
    Reviewed-by: Cheyenne Wills <>
    Reviewed-by: Benjamin Kaduk <>
    (cherry picked from commit c8aae4da4fcfd22c19fc9c8835960005554ac9d6)
    Change-Id: I76d24eadaecd19d21f12b8bd85eca2a4888d3e4c
    Tested-by: BuildBot <>
    Reviewed-by: Michael Meffie <>
    Reviewed-by: Andrew Deason <>
    Reviewed-by: Mark Vitale <>
    Reviewed-by: Stephan Wiesand <>

 src/bozo/bosserver.c | 31 ++-----------------------------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)

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