[OpenAFS] What is the best Linux to run openafs on?

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 29 May 2007 11:01:26 -0700

Mark B Henry <mbhenry@us.ibm.com> writes:

> MAIN QUESTIONS:  Is SLES 10 a good platform for openafs?  SLES 9?  Is
> there a better (more used) flavor of Linux that would make things
> easier?

More people use Red Hat (either Fedora Core or RHEL/Centos) than any other
Linux distribution among the OpenAFS community, so you get the largest
community that way.  One of the OpenAFS gatekeepers (myself) uses Debian
and maintains the Debian packages, so they're probably the most up-to-date
in terms of packaging.  Other Linuxes are in use, including SLES, but the
community is smaller.

> Is openafs 1.4.4 the best level to use for SLES 10?  SLES 9?  PowerPC or
> intel?

Yes.  1.4.4 fixes a variety of bugs.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>