openafs 1.5.73 or above for ubuntu

Asked by Bob Harold

User is having trouble with timeouts when behind a NAT firewall. This is fixed in openafs 1.5.73 and above, but the latest openafs package I see for Ubuntu is 1.4.12. Has anyone built openafs 1.5.73 for Ubuntu?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openafs/master; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

Should be fine

Submit a bug so the newer version gets added to the default repos with the reasons and things it fixes etc.

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Evan Broder (broder) said :

I would personally be opposed to pulling openafs 1.5 into Ubuntu proper, or at the very least very apprehensive, for a couple of reasons:

 - openafs 1.4 is still identified by the OpenAFS project as the recommended release for non-Windows platforms, so we'd be using an "unstable" release
 - Debian is using openafs 1.4, and presumably will continue to do so for the near future.
 - We have a great relationship with Russ, the Debian maintainer for openafs. That means that we very rarely have to do uploads ourselves, and can generally sync from Debian. Experimentally, packages in universe that don't sync from Debian tend to become stale

But actionparsnip is right that the PPA is a good option if you want to choose to use openafs 1.5 yourself.

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Bob Harold (blaunch) said :

The user just reported that he did:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openafs/master
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

And it's working great.