Bug 1720232 - RFE: Add /afs to the base filesystem package
Summary: RFE: Add /afs to the base filesystem package
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: filesystem
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ondrej Vasik
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-06-13 12:57 UTC by David Howells
Modified: 2019-06-20 13:57 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: filesystem-3.12-1.fc31
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Last Closed: 2019-06-20 13:57:46 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to add /afs to the filesystem base (1.61 KB, patch)
2019-06-13 12:57 UTC, David Howells
no flags Details | Diff
Patch to add /afs to a filesystem subpackage (2.04 KB, patch)
2019-06-13 12:59 UTC, David Howells
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Fedora Pagure packaging-committee issue 888 None None None 2019-06-13 12:57:33 UTC

Description David Howells 2019-06-13 12:57:34 UTC
Created attachment 1580266 [details]
Patch to add /afs to the filesystem base

Description of problem:

Add /afs to the base filesystem package.  It has been approved by the Fedora packaging committee (bug 888):

    #888 How to install "/afs" directory for kafs-client package
    (geppetto, 16:06:25)
    ACTION: Allow /afs to be included in filesystem, or afs-filesystem
    if desired, for rawhide/f31 (+1:6, 0:0, -1:0) (geppetto, 16:19:07)
    Can use the scriptlet dir. creation hack for f30, but not f31+
    (geppetto, 16:19:36)

This is needed to make it possible to do the upcoming kafs-client package correctly.  The problem is that the kafs-client package can't simply declare /afs as a directory because then package upgrading breaks as dnf doesn't seem to be able to upgrade a package to a newer version if there's a direct directory spec.

Instead, various afs clients (including OpenAFS, for example) try to create the /afs directory from a post install script with mkdir - which is really the wrong solution.

I've included a patch to make the change.

Comment 1 David Howells 2019-06-13 12:59:51 UTC
Created attachment 1580267 [details]
Patch to add /afs to a filesystem subpackage

Here's an alternative patch that creates a subpackage (filesystem-afs) that just adds the /afs directory.  I would prefer the initial patch.

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2019-06-20 13:57:46 UTC
I prefer the afs subpackage ... as I don't think this is something that needs to be installed by default for all systems. AFS clients should require this subpackage. Pushed the commit and built rawhide.

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