Coda File System

Re: discrepancies in coda documentation

From: Davor Ocelic <>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 03:12:35 -0400
On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 03:18:27PM +0200, PROYECTO SOLIDARIO (Eric Van Buggenhaut) wrote:
> Until now it's been unsuccesful, first of all I think because of 
> discrepancies between documentation. I mainly looked at:
> All documents refer for example to the venus-setup script, which isn't 
> shipped in cmu's debian packages, and I didn't find alternatives to it.

Actually I think that venus-setup is shipped with Debian GNU packages,
but that script is not important anyway. It just tunes your
venus.conf file, which you can open and edit manually.

> Also some documentation (linuxplanet) tells me to edit the VSGDB file 
> which I can find on my systems (/vice/db/VSGDB)

Yes, the name of this file was changed.

> So when I try to create replicated volumes like
> createvol_rep codaroot E0000100 /vicepa
> I get:
> Server E0000100 not in servers file

I think the vice-setup script is included in Debian server package.
So after installation of the package, just run that script and follow
the session transcript from "Quick Server Action" Wiki page.

> Last but no least, some doc indicates the use of:
> cfs lv / cfs uk
> to mount/unmount shares
> and other mentions:
> cfs mkm / cfs rmm

No, cfs lv is just a convenient way to contact the remote server and
make it appear as a directory inside /coda/, such as
cfs lv /coda/ . (The ""
appearing in /coda/ after you run that command is a convenient
side-effect, and has nothing to do with mounting).

cfs mkm and rmm are the actual "mounting" commands, even though you 
might know that they are very different from the Unix/NFS/Samba style of

Received on 2007-05-25 03:14:50