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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET 0/8 version 4] exofs for kernel 2.6.30
On 04/02/2009 03:39 AM, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>> On 04/01/2009 12:23 PM, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>> Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>>>> If anyone wants to actually run this code and test it
>>>> then please start reading at:
>>>> http://open-osd.org
>>>> You will need to checkout the out-of-tree git (below) for the user-mode utilities.
>>>> Also the exofs.txt file in patch 7/8 should help
>>> hum... trying to play with this. If you want exofs to go upstream, I
>>> think you should have a release tarball containing the user-mode utils
>>> posted somewhere. Would make life a lot easier, both on early adopters
>>> and also on distribution packagers.
>>>
>>> Jeff
>> You are absolutely right, once 2.6.30 will be out there will not be a need
>> to compile Kernel modules.
>>
>> About the binary package. I must admit I'm a total novice. What do I need to do?
>
> All you need on your end is a sane setup for installation, including
> building of shared libraries and installing necessary headers for
> userland programs.
>
> Each individual distribution can easily package your exofs-utils into a
> deb or RPM.
>
> Some of my projects have to do this. Here is one way, the highly
> standardized GNU autotools.
>
> Take a look at autogen.sh, configure.ac, Makefile.am,
> include/Makefile.am and lib/Makefile.am from
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/daemon/distsrv/chunkd.git
>
> That demonstrates how to handle building and installing a shared
> library, header files and programs.
>
> A lot of people dislike GNU autotools, but it's main benefit here is
> that Debian/Red Hat/Novell/Canonical/etc. are well-versed in creating
> .deb or .rpm from GNU autotools builds. It makes integration into a
> Linux distribution much easier.
>

This is precious information for me, I'll have a look and copy above procedure
for open-osd, thanks, Next beer is on me.

>
>> BTW:
>> Source tar balls are available from the gitweb GUI by pressing on the
>> "snapshot" link next to any commit. I should link to it from the WiKi
>
> Oh yeah, I forgot about that.
>
> Jeff
>

Thank you
Boaz


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