[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] SOS: AFS instllation/Configuration
Derrick J Brashear
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 07:15:21 -0500 (EST)
*Still* not a development issue. The code obviously works for lots of
people. Pruned list this is sent to.
Anyway, what does ls -lR /usr/afs say?
On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Srikanth Bhaskar wrote:
> Hi Marcus,
> Thanks a lot for the reply!
> I am referring to the documentation on the website. It does not speak about
> how to go ahead configuring after installing the rpms on Linux.
> Defining Cell Name and Membership for Server
> Now assign your cell's name. The chapter in the *IBM AFS Administration
> Guide* about cell configuration and administration issues discusses the
> important considerations, explains why changing the name is difficult, and
> outlines the restrictions on name format. Two of the most important
> restrictions are that the name cannot include uppercase letters or more than
> 64 characters.
> Use the *bos setcellname* command to assign the cell name. It creates two
> - */usr/afs/etc/ThisCell*, which defines this machine's cell
> - */usr/afs/etc/CellServDB*, which lists the cell's database server
> machines; the machine named on the command line is placed on the list
> *Note:* In the following and every instruction in this guide, for the
> machine name argument substitute the fully-qualified hostname (such as *
> fs1.abc.com*) of the machine you are installing. For the cell name argument
> substitute your cell's complete name (such as *abc.com*).
> Issue the *bos setcellname* command to set the cell name.
> # *cd /usr/afs/bin*
> # *./bos setcellname* <machine name> <cell name> *-noauth*
> I hand-edited the file as you mentioned stopping the bosserver. Even then, I
> get the same error. I hand-edited the file in /usr/afs/etc and
> /usr/vice/etc/ also.
> I was able to go through this point on AIX and Solaris. but on FC3, I am
> stuck at this point. Any other resources? Please suggest me..
> On 1/31/07, Marcus Watts <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Writes "Srikanth Bhaskar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> > Message-ID: <email@example.com>
>> > From: "Srikanth Bhaskar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>> > Subject: [OpenAFS-devel] SOS: AFS instllation/Configuration
>> > Hi All Again!
>> > I have been trying to install/configure AFS since more than a week now.
>> > have tried it on Windows (2003), Linux (RHEL 3, FC3), Solaris (10) and
>> > 5.3). I have been ending up with a different set of errors each time and
>> > everytime.
>> > I have downloaded the rpms for FC3 and have installed the rpms. I see
>> > all the binaries and the config related files exist in their paths. But
>> > when I try to set the cell, I end up with this error:
>> > [root@bri6506-5-fc3-1 etc]# ls
>> > CellServDB ThisCell
>> > [root@bri6506-5-fc3-1 etc]# /usr/bin/bos setcellname bri6506-5-fc3-1
>> > afs.ca.com -noauth
>> > bos: failed to set cell (could not find entry)
>> > Could anyone please help me with the correct steps after installing the
>> > for FC3?
>> > Many Thanks,
>> What instructions were you following?
>> Where did you look to find instructions? Perhaps we can arrange
>> to have better instructions in those places for those who follow
>> You don't note what you have in "CellServDB" (or ThisCell), but an empty
>> server list would likely produce the error you saw. Don't do that; your
>> only recourse at that point is to stop bosserver and hand-edit CellServDB
>> make it right. This is probably what you should be doing in the first
>> The instructions I use are here:
>> (later version, local paths)
>> (earlier version, with notes on possible RH paths)
>> If you can't read afs, try
>> the process described there is very much like what's automated in
>> Sam Hartman's(?) debian install process. It avoids the need to use
>> "-noauth" and starts right off with Kerberos 5. If you are successful
>> with those instructions (or not), you should let people know. Since
>> they aren't the official instructions, they probably describe some
>> things better and some things worse. If you don't have writable afs
>> space elsewhere, you will have to be a bit creative with the last part
>> of these instructions (ie, you'll have to bring up a separate dedicated
>> client at exactly the right point and with the correct configuration to
>> mount your newly minted root volume.) These instructions should give
>> you "real" afs space for /afs/ - this is different from what you would
>> get if you run afsd with "-dynroot", which you apparently won't know
>> about if you're reading afsd man pages, but which Derrick is expecting
>> you would have used. If you do choose to use "-dynroot", you will need
>> to set up DNS afsdb records which will likely constrain if not dictate
>> your choice for cell name.
>> -Marcus Watts
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