Openafs development has reached 1.8.2 - when will this be available as bionic packages?

Asked by Karl Behler on 2018-12-22

The OpenAFS development has reached stable release 1.8.2.
This contains relevant updates to 1.8.0 pre5 which is the latest version available for Ubuntu.
When will the official bionic package be released?
Thanks, Karl

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

Karl Behler (karl-behler) said : #2

Thanks for the explanation.
However, for us OpenAFS is an important functionality. As 1.8.0-pre5 is an early release after a major AFS development step with important improvements it still contains a number of issues (security and stability) which have been fixed in three recent bug-fix releases 1.8.1, 1.8.1.1, and 1.8.2.
World wide there are large computing environments still founding their file services on AFS. Many of them historically were UNIX (e.g. Solaris) based and moved or are on the way to move to Linux. It would be great if the Debian/Ubuntu community would consider supporting AFS on a more regular basis. This would allow sites as ours to easier decide on Unbuntu as a client and service platform.
Thanks anyway again for to contribution of all of you to this great offering which Ubuntu is.

Karl

Karl Behler (karl-behler) said : #3

Progress towards OpenAFS 1.8.2 package creation can be achieved checking out https://salsa.debian.org/debian/openafs and following the usual Debian package building procedure.
I was able to build my own OpenAFS 1.8.2 Debian set of packages. They installed cleanly and work without failure afaics. In fact I only installed the packages required to run the OpenAFS client, krb5 authentication, and the general CLI commands.

Thanks to all people contributing.

Anders Kaseorg (andersk) said : #4

You may be interested in the OpenAFS PPA: https://launchpad.net/~openafs/+archive/ubuntu/stable

Karl Behler (karl-behler) said : #5

Great, thanks. That makes it easier for the future.