[OpenAFS] Distro vs. @sys. Round 1: FIGHT!

Thomas M. Payerle payerle@umd.edu
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:40:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 23 Aug 2012, Jeff Blaine wrote:

We have been using the distro name instead of kernel version in our
linux sysnames.
amd64_rel50, i386_rel50, amd64_rel60, etc.

The libc version usually matters more than the kernel version in terms
of software compatibility.

> RHEL 5 vs. RHEL 6
> Both have the same @sys currently.
> Due to drastic differences in OS libraries present, those (like us),
> who use @sys in PATH, get bitten. That is, our build of AppX for
> 'amd64_linux26' that was built on RHEL 5 will not work on RHEL 6,
> and we need to support both.
> We had trouble with this once in the past. We solved it by
> forcing the newer machines to set a custom sysname in afs.rc (like
> amd64_linux26_v2).
> Any other options, or is the standard thing everyone does?
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Tom Payerle
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