[OpenAFS] New to openafs-1.4 and vanishing symlinks

Christophe BERNARD Christophe.BERNARD@cmm.ensmp.fr
Tue, 20 Dec 2005 19:09:38 +0100 (CET)


I installed a long awaited RPM openafs distro on a 64 bit fedora core 4 
client. The server is still running 1.2.13 on a fedora core 1.

Works mostly well (krb5/aklog/afs access). Just one problem I do not how 
to solve:

The cell name is (say) abc.com, and I used to put a symbolic link abc -> 
abc.com in /afs:

/afs/abc -> /afs/abc.com

Bad luck, the abc symbolic link does not show up any more on the latest
fedora core 4 / openafs 1.4.0 client. I tried to replace the abc symlink
with an actual "fs mkmount" mountpoint abc -> root.cell. Nothing is 
showing up, as if the new client was completely ignoring was is lying in
root.afs? Did something change in the classical directory and volume 
hierarchy to explain this?

The hierarchy I am used to is:

/afs -> root.afs volume

in root.afs, I have a RO mount point abc.com to root.cell, and either a 
symbolic link abc to abc.com or a RO mount point abc to root.cell. In 
either case, the abc link/mountpoint is invisible in the 1.4 client.

Any hints?

I would like to keep the /afs/abc paths running, as they are used in the 
standard paths for user home directories and plenty of other stuff.

With my best regards,

Christophe BERNARD
Ecole des Mines de Paris
77305 Fontainebleau cedex