[OpenAFS] AFS cell path shortcuts
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:09:17 -0400 (EDT)
Hello, we are shortly going to have an opportunity to do some redesign of
our AFS cell, and I'm wondering what others have done in the following
Currently, on all of our machines, we have a local filesystem link "/:"
that points to either the RW cell (/afs/.glue.umd.edu), or the RO cell
(/: was picked following the DCE/DFS convention).
This makes it very easy for us to switch a machine from looking at the RO
cell (production) to the RW cell (development), without having to specify
alternate paths. Everything on the machine references /: instead of one
of the direct paths. i.e., /usr/local is a symlink to
/:/system/1.5/@sys/usr/local. So you can install things into /usr/local
by switching one symlink.
This scheme works superbly with one exception- the ':' character won't
work in certain places like PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, etc.
I'm thinking of replacing the /: link with something like /cell to
eliminate this problem.
Has anyone else done something similar?
University of Maryland, College Park