The source for afs is not available to us; the afs src.rpm is not a real
source rpm. Nonetheless, it is possible to get afs to work with later
versions of the Linux kernel. You do not need to rebuild afs. You do,
however, need a compatible build of your kernel. If I knew exactly which
conditions had to be satsifed by your kernel build to get afs to work, I
would be happy to explain it to you. Sadly, I don't completely
understand the issue myself.
Connie said she forwarded your message to Troy Dawson, who is working on
Fermilab afs under Linux issues.
Jeffrey McDonald wrote:
> I'm trying to install the afs file system at a remote linux host.
> I found the afs-3.5-3.i386.rpm on linux.fnal.gov, but I try to
> run afs, I get:
> # /usr/sbin/install-afs35
> Failed to load AFS client, not starting AFS services.
> I've traced the problem to a kernel version mismatch. I am using kernel
> 2.2.5-22smp and the afs product was compile for 2.2.3 kernel.
> I retrieved the afs-3.5-2.src.rpm to rebuild it, but it doesn't "unpack"
> the afs components or I have been unable to find them. Can someone tell
> me where to find the afs-3.5-2 source tree after I unpack it?
> Is there a tar.gz file for afs?
> Thanks in Advance,
> Jeffrey McDonald, University of Pittsburgh email@example.com
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