[OpenAFS] Trouble setting up first server on FreeBSD 6.0
Tony Shadwick - OSS Solutions
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:16:04 -0600 (CST)
Okay, I did finally get OpenAFS to compile on the fresh FreeBSD 6.0
server, with full sources installed. Simply running a configure for the
kernel didn't do it, I did a full GENERIC compile using the "new world"
ways of compiling.
In order to get OpenAFS to build and install however, I had to go back and
specify this, despite using all defaults:
It seems that the configure script expects to find the kernel build at
/usr/src/sys/GENERIC, rather than /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC. I wonder
if this is a bug or a lack of understanding on my part of what the kernel
build process entails. I'm a network engineer and sysadmin. I don't try
to pretend to be a programmer too often. :)
On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Steve Devine wrote:
> Tony Shadwick - OSS Solutions wrote:
>> I've been reading about OpenAFS for about a year, and administering FreeBSD
>> servers full time for over 4 years now (wow! Been that long...), and I've
>> been wanting something to combat the "roaming profiles" that windows
>> provides, and it seems that OpenAFS would do the trick. Here's what I have
>> so far:
>> The server I have set up is approx 3Ghz P4 with 2GB RAM, and a mirrored
>> hardware SATA RAID with 200GB of available storage. I've set up a pretty
>> typical server install using about 15GB of that space, with mountpoints /,
>> /etc, /var, /tmp, and swap. The intent was to use the rest as OpenAFS
>> space, eventually housing /home for some Mac mini's in a call center. This
>> may eventually grow to replicate files at other locations, but starting
>> small here.
>> I've downloaded both the binaries and the sources, but I'm not clear on
>> where it all goes. Generally speaking, sources provide "make install" to
>> set things up for you, or singular statically compiled binaries to place in
>> /usr/local. This is neither, and I can't find any instructions.
>> The documentation goes on about compiling your kernel to support OpenAFS,
>> but after grepping for afs references, I've come up empty. So where do I
>> need to go from here?
>> (BTW, I would have searched the archives more thoroughly, but there doesn't
>> appear to be any search functionality for the archives!)
>> Tony Shadwick
>> OSS Solutions
> My 2 cents:
> I love FreeBsd .. my first entry into Unix was FreeBsd. I have lots of boxes
> that are FreeBsd. However if you are setting up a cell for the first time do
> yourself a favor and do it in Linux or Solaris or one of the OS's that have
> long standing support. :-) . I expect flames.
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