AFS in FreeBSD 5.4 or 6
trashcanaccount at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 6 06:44:53 PST 2006
I know that is there. I have already fired up 6.0 on a test box, downloaded
the binary and
scratched my head at a complete lack of documentation.
If you saw my original post (which you might not have) I was only asking for
to some documentation. Having never installed, used, seen or even smelled
a tarball of binaries leaves me confounded. The instructions for every
other O/S documented
on the site mention kernel modifications and so on. Without some idea of
what I have to do
to get this running, I'm stranded.
I'm sure that if I'd been running AFS for years, an upgrade to 6.0 with the
binary would be a
Sorry, I'm rambling. I think you get the idea; I'd love to use AFS, I have
6.0 and the binaries.
All I am lacking is a clue ! I was specifically asking if anyone could
point me to any information
I could use to get started.
>From: "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm at toybox.placo.com>
>To: "Craig Ryhorchuk" <trashcanaccount at hotmail.com>,
><freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
>CC: <drosih at rpi.edu>
>Subject: RE: AFS in FreeBSD 5.4 or 6
>Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 01:31:05 -0800
>openafs has a compiled binary for FreeBSD 6.0 on their website,
>have either of you even tried it, or are you going to just write
>it off without even seeing it it works at all?
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> >[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Craig Ryhorchuk
> >Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 1:54 PM
> >To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> >Cc: drosih at rpi.edu
> >Subject: Re: AFS in FreeBSD 5.4 or 6
> >Around about Wed, 1 Mar 2006 16:20:46 -0500 Garance A Drosihn commented:
> >>At 6:27 PM +0000 2/28/06, Craig Ryhorchuk wrote:
> >>> I am looking for specific instructions on installing,
> >>>maintaining and using AFS with FreeBSD 5.4 or 6. I want to set
> >>>up one or more servers and make them available to clients running
> >>>whatever O/S. I think Arla has the client side covered if
> >>>necessary, but all I can find for server-side is a downloadable
> >>>instruction-free bundle for 6.0 on the OpenAFS site. There are
> >>>specific instructions for other supported O/Ss but none for FreeBSD.
> >>>I have Googled and searched; not exhaustively I hope. There has
> >>>to be something out there.
> >>I think there are some people who run openafs servers on FreeBSD,
> >>but probably just people who already know enough about running
> >>OpenAFS servers that it is "obvious" (to them) what you would
> >>need to do.
> >>The problem is that the openafs client-side for FreeBSD never
> >>gets quite to the point of working. So, the number of openafs
> >>users on freebsd never reaches critical mass to get some of the
> >>less exciting work done -- such as OS-specific documentation...
> >Thanks for the info. That's a bummer. I thought this might be the
> >perfect solution to a business problem, but if this is the
> >state of it, I
> >guess the idea is a non-starter.
> >*sigh* - I guess it's back to linux again.
> >I know. I need to port it myself and not complain, but I claim to be
> >a sysadmin and not a kernel hacker.
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