[OpenAFS] getting openafs for linux distro de jour (aka
Jonathan N Bersuder
Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:43:09 -0500 (EST)
Kevin is correct, and those packages should be installed.
However the commands he gives are slightly off, unless there have been
major changes in the module-assistant command. The most foolproof way to
get the openafs module installed for the kernal is to do the following as
root, once the packages Kevin mentioned have been installed:
# aptitude install module-assistant
# m-a prepare
# m-a -t a-i openafs-module
# aptitude install openafs-client
# /etc/init.d/openafs-client restart
On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, Kevin Sumner wrote:
> Hey David,
> It will depend on if they're actually running Debian or a Debian variant.
> Debian and Ubuntu both have packagings of OpenAFS in their Apt repositories.
> For basic getting tickets Kerberos 5 tickets and generating tokens (kinit &&
> aklog) and poking around AFS, you'll need these packages from the standard
> Debian repositories (on Ubuntu, I think these are in the universe repository,
> but don't quote me on that):
> Debian is similar, if not the same as the above packages. If you need more
> help on packages for site-specific things, you can check `aptitude search
> afs`. You will also need to build and install a kernel module. On Debian or
> aptitude install module-assistant
> module-assistant prepare openafs-modules
> module-assistant -a -i openafs-modules
> Kernel modules need to be rebuilt every time you upgrade the kernel.
> This is kind of a shotgun-blast that covers the most very basic. As for
> using OpenAFS on Linux, Debian has made installs much easier. My two biggest
> complaints are still rebuilding the module for every new minor kernel change
> and afsd blocking or stalling boot when it doesn't have an IP address,
> particularly for laptops, although this last one may have been addressed
> Kevin Sumner
> ITS Enterprise Storage Management
> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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> David Bear wrote:
>> One of the biggest pains with openafs is getting it in an install package
>> for linux -- yes, red hat rpms are available at openafs.org
>> <http://openafs.org> -- but every other year when I update my Suse Desktop,
>> I have to search for rpm's to get it installed in Suse ..
>> Yes, there are problems with vendors and the way the distribute their linux
>> de jour .... and today that linux is Debian.
>> One of our students bought an eeepc (cute laptop, under 3 points, with a
>> debian variant), wanting to get openafs running.
>> Can anyone tell me where we might find an openafs deb package ?? AND how
>> to make apt-get openafs grab everything needfull for a client install
>> (included the kernel module) work?
>> I'm a debian idiot ... BTW, we did find something at debian.org
>> <http://debian.org> that suggested adding a repository to an /etc/apt...
>> forgot the name -- but it didn't work.
>> Sorry this is a half rant... I just hate how much work it is to use openafs
>> on linux..
>> David Bear
>> College of Public Programs at ASU
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