Coda File System

Re: Coda release 6.0.4

From: Steve Simitzis <>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 22:03:36 -0800
i always love new coda releases.

i was wondering - is this problem fixed in the latest update?

20:20:54 fatal error -- Assertion failed: file "/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/coda-6.0.3/coda-src/venus/", line 281

On 03/17/04, Jan Harkes <> wrote: 

> New release,
> I'm still building it on a RedHat 9 box, but the sources and prebuilt
> Debian packages are already available.
> Pretty much all packages have been updated, LWP and RVM are mostly build
> fixes, but RPC2 and the main Coda packages have a bunch of bugfixes and
> several new features.
> RPC2
> - Merged IPv6 support (Rod Van Meter)
> - Extra boundary checking on incoming MultiRPC packets.
> Coda
> - Hostname/realm resolution fixes.
> - Persistently store rootvolume names for disconnected startup.
> - Allow realm roots to disappear when there are no more cached objects
>   (can be sped up with 'cfs fl /coda/my.realm')
> - Prevent crash when setting ACLs on fake objects (Ivan Popov)
> - A client now checks the lookaside cache even when disconnected.
> - IPv6 support is done for most 'minor' clients and daemons (venus and
>   codasrv are not ready yet).
> - volutil can use the user's Coda token to authenticate with the servers.
> - Better anonymous connection handling and slight speedup in venus cache
>   replacement.
> Because of the multirpc boundary checks, the RPC2 ABI has changed.
> Although you could probably build an older Coda release against
> rpc2-1.21, it will break. Similarily you shouldn't build Coda-6.0.4
> against an older librpc2.
> If the RH5.1 or RH9 packages don't work or you want to build your own
> binary rpms here's the script that should do the job,
>     #!/bin/sh
>     set -e
>     SRPM_SRC=
>     DEST_DIR=/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
>     wget ${SRPM_SRC}/lwp-1.11-1.src.rpm
>     wget ${SRPM_SRC}/rpc2-1.21-1.src.rpm
>     wget ${SRPM_SRC}/rvm-1.9-1.src.rpm
>     wget ${SRPM_SRC}/coda-6.0.4-1.src.rpm
>     rpmbuild --rebuild lwp-1.11-1.src.rpm
>     # lwp needs to be installed before building anything else
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/lwp-1.11-1.i386.rpm
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/lwp-devel-1.11-1.i386.rpm
>     rpmbuild --rebuild rvm-1.9-1.src.rpm
>     rpmbuild --rebuild rpc2-1.21-1.src.rpm
>     # rvm and rpc2 need to be installed before continuing
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/rvm-1.9-1.i386.rpm
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/rvm-devel-1.9-1.i386.rpm
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/rvm-tools-1.9-1.i386.rpm
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/rpc2-devel-1.21-1.i386.rpm
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/rpc2-1.21-1.i386.rpm
>     rpmbuild --rebuild coda-6.0.4-1.src.rpm
> There is a conflict on rpc2 if the build machine is already running an
> older version of Coda. It seems like it kind of works if you install
> only the rpc2-devel package, the built version of Coda then has the new
> librpc2 statically linked. After that you can upgrade to the new
> coda-*-6.0.4 finish the install of rpc2-1.21 and then rebuild the
> coda rpms again to get them linked dynamically.
>     # assuming we exited the previous 'script' when installing rpc2-1.21 failed
>     rpmbuild --rebuild coda-6.0.4-1.src.rpm
>     # in the following XXX would be replaced with client or server
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/coda-XXX-6.0.4-1.i386.rpm
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/rpc2-1.21-1.i386.rpm
>     rpmbuild --rebuild coda-6.0.4-1.src.rpm
>     rpm -Uhv ${DEST_DIR}/coda-XXX-6.0.4-1.i386.rpm # XXX = client or server
> It is ofcourse a lot faster to simply shut everything down, force the
> installation of rpc2 and build the Coda binaries only once.
> The other thing I bumped into was a weird dependency error. When trying
> to install there was an error about missing, which
> was already installed as part of the openssl096-0.9.6-15.i386.rpm, and
> since I just built on the same machine we clearly just linked against
> it. But the openssl package doesn't seem to realize that it is providing
> that library. Adding a --nodeps to the rpm install line fixed it for me.
> Jan


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Received on 2004-03-18 01:08:38