[OpenAFS] Recommended way to start up OpenAFS on Solaris 10?

Derrick Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:54:55 -0500

On Jan 29, 2010, at 5:56 AM, David Boyes <dboyes@sinenomine.net> wrote:

> On 1/29/10 5:02 AM, "Atro Tossavainen"
> <atro.tossavainen+openafs@helsinki.fi> wrote:
>> Is everybody still writing their own SMF bits to start OpenAFS on
>> Solaris 10 without /etc/init.d bits, or is there already a Received
>> Way of doing this?
> It's bothered me for some time that a basic infrastructure item like  
> AFS is
> distributed in a way that bypasses the OS software management system  
> on most
> platforms. I guess it's a time/resources thing, but still -- seems  
> wrong,
> somehow. It's not that hard to do, especially on Solaris and AIX.
> I spent some time this week looking at why OpenAFS for Solaris isn't
> distributed as a installable package instead of a tarball.

Long ago it was written, but it assumed Transarc paths, and was  
cumbersome to build. I suspect I know where it is. But it never went  
anywhere. My impression is the tools have improved.

> I wrote some
> scripting to do a proper Solaris SMF item for startup as part of the
> post-install action in the package. If you have suggestions on the
> implementation -- particularly what you think the canonical location  
> for
> files should be if you're not using Transarc paths -- let's share  
> notes
> off-list.
> I'll try to get around to send this (and the AIX installp stuff)  
> upstream at
> some point in the future. Not a high priority for me at the moment.