Coda File System

installing coda has speedbumps

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 11:41:41 -0400
  1) the limitation on the RVM data sizes in the shell script is a bit
of a pain.  I wish I'd known about that before I started partitioning.

  Is there any way you can write a pack of exprs to auto-calculate
parameters for a non-standard size?  Is there any way you can get the
size of the partitions automatically and offer their sizes as a default?

  2) The /vice/bin/auth2 binary wasn't copied into place.  I only found
this out by running an strace -fp on the authmon.  I made a link from
/usr/local/sbin/auth2 and then the auth server was able to start. 
However, I now have a chain of about 12 nested authmon processes.

  My diagnosis is that you don't have an exit(1) after the execvp on
line 172 of coda-src/auth2/ .  This is a common mistake that
only shows up if the exec fails for some reason.  When you add it, also
add a diagnostic message to stderr such as "failed to execvp auth2".

Bob Forsman                         
Received on 1998-04-15 11:48:56