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

Harald Barth haba@kth.se
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:33:54 +0100 (CET)

> 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 know serveral people that do their istall packages for Solaris and have done
SMF scripting. Some of them do not wish to make them public because of the
fear of future support burdens when people expect updates. Some have local
modofications and not the time to seperate their modification from a way
to package "for everyone".

> I spent some time this week looking at why OpenAFS for Solaris isn't
> distributed as a installable package instead of a tarball. 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. 

This is a good start, unfortunately for you, (I guess you'd welcome
help) we are moving from these OSes.