[OpenAFS] Please explain RPM packaging of config files like ThisCell and CellServeDB
Tue, 6 Nov 2007 16:14:17 -0600
I have a working Linux system with an openafs client. I'm an RPM
builder/user . I want guidance on how users are supposed to protect
their site configurations against RPM upgrades of openafs. Basically,
I don't want any RPM install to change the configurations. At all.
A long time ago, probably 3 or 4 years ago, I installed a new openafs
RPM and it replaced my config files (ThisCell, etc). That's no good.
So I worked around that by taking the openafs SRPM file, editing these
files in the SOURCE directory
and rebuilding RPMS. When a new kernel would be released, I'd just
rebuild to get a new openafs-kernel file. The config I wanted would
just get installed.
Now, in openafs 1.4.5, I notice some changes/complications. The SRPM
does not have ThisCell and cacheinfo, now those are tucked down in the
source code for openafs. But there is a file called
What is that? What's it for?
In the install directory, I find
What do the suffixes mean ".dist" and ".local" for config files? Does
OpenAfS read all these when It starts?
I also have
The RPM install moved my configuration out of the way. I don't want
that to happen.
Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas