[OpenAFS] Problem with afs path names /afs/.bla.bla vs. /afs/bla.bla

Dr Yuri A Shitov y.shitov@imperial.ac.uk
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:58:35 +0000

Hi to all,

On majority of systems afs directory could be accessed by both paths:

(difference in point  prefixing  a domain name). But I have found recently
the system where first path is not accessible:

[chitov@nemo4 SNSW]$ ls 
libCLHEP-             libCLHEP-Exceptions-        
libCLHEP-HepPDT-         libCLHEP-RefCount-
[chitov@nemo4 SNSW]$ ls 
ls: /afs/.cern.ch/sw/lcg/external/clhep/ No 
such file or directory

The problem is that config file used during compilation returns path 
with point:

[chitov@nemo4 SNSW]$ clhep-config --libs

which is then can't be accessed and compilation fails.

I'm wondering what should be done on the system to allow both types of 
addressing of /afs  paths.
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Thanks in advance,