[OpenAFS] Re: Package Management in AFS

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:37:18 -0500

On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:46:32 +0100
Dirk Heinrichs <dirk.heinrichs@altum.de> wrote:

> I'm currently thinking about a good way to deploy software packages in
> (eventually replicated) AFS volumes. One possible way I can think of
> is to use (x)stow, but that would imply a lot of manual work
> (download, unpack, compile, install to rw volume, xstow, vos release).
> Does anyone know of a simpler (more automated) solution, maybe
> something like Gentoo portage or Nix?

You may be interested in OpenEFS <http://www.openefs.org/>, where I
believe AFS support is being worked on. While you can perhaps get
something to work that just combines something stow-like with
pkgsrc/portage/etc... depending on how 'production' this setup is,
you're going to encounter some problems sooner or later with
dependencies and release engineering, etc, that systems like EFS or VMS
try to make easier.

Andrew Deason