1995-12-22 - Re: CFS and Linux

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From: Matt Blaze <mab@crypto.com>
To: Alex de Joode <usura@berserk.com>
Message Hash: 6ecf8c5e037a00971a5243fda4b5513e48239db11ceb6b5b9d9ff52bff541516
Message ID: <199512222143.QAA14493@crypto.com>
Reply To: <199512222107.WAA00408@asylum.berserk.com>
UTC Datetime: 1995-12-22 22:21:47 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 23 Dec 1995 06:21:47 +0800

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From: Matt Blaze <mab@crypto.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 1995 06:21:47 +0800
To: Alex de Joode <usura@berserk.com>
Subject: Re: CFS and Linux
In-Reply-To: <199512222107.WAA00408@asylum.berserk.com>
Message-ID: <199512222143.QAA14493@crypto.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
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>two comments for matt thoo:
>  1: please make it install 'out-of-the-box' on Linux.

I'd love to.  It isn't that simple.  No one has ever told me exactly what
"the Linux problem" is or even convinced me that a problem actually exists.

I don't run Linux.  People who do run Linux are divided between telling
me it that does run out-of-the-box and that it doesn't.  ALL I can do is
pass on patches that the people who run CFS under Linux give me.  My
understanding is that CFS does run out-of-the-box under some of the
all-too-many varieties of Linux, but that it depends very much on your
particular configuration (particularly your rpcgen version).  Some
configurations require some tweeking.  If you want to see CFS supported
out-of-the-box on a particular platform, someone has to tell me about it
and supply me with the fixes, which I will galdly wrap into the distribution.
Requests that I make something work on a platform that I don't have and
don't control are very frustrating.

Anyway, this is the wrong list for this.  Linux issues come up every now and
then on the cfs-users mailing list (cfs-users-request@research.att.com;
subscription info included in the distribution).