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Old 09-11-2007, 08:57 AM   #1
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Is anyone using GFS with Slack?


I just got slapped in the face (PHBs) with an expectation that we could setup a new client with a web server, a media server, a database server, and a SAN. The requirements are netboting all the servers and supporting a future move to virtualization, unknown when that may happen. Of course, they want OS recommendations by Friday so the techs can start installing.

I normally install FreeBSD but their iSCSI initiator support is too far behind. I've used Slackware in production, I have new mail gateways in testing now running Slackware, so if I need to go Linux I would prefer Slack over RHEL. I see where gfs2 is in the kernel but I do not see any packages for the gfs-utils. I would like to get in with GFS running so a move to virtualization would be a already supported.

So, anyone running GFS with Slack?

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Old 09-12-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Well, the easiest way I see of using the gfs-utils would be to download the rpm and convert it. I'm having a lot of trouble finding the source code.

Anybody have any better suggestions?
 
Old 09-12-2007, 12:33 PM   #3
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My preference would be to download the src.rpm (Ahem), install with something like:

bash-3.1$ mkdir -p /home/$USER/rpm/usr/src/rpm/{SPECS,SOURCES}
bash-3.1$ rpm -ivh --root /home/$USER/rpm --nodeps gfs-utils-0.1.11-3.el5.src.rpm

Then build a proper Slackware package for it. The source would be in the SOURCES directory... that's just because I don't really trust rpms, I think if you're going to have rpm packages on your system, you may as well just use the rpm tool that comes with Slackware.

I was pretty surprised that I couldn't find the source in Debians package browser...

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Old 09-12-2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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I knew something like that would come to light. Source RPM... what's wrong with me?
 
Old 09-14-2007, 02:20 PM   #5
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Source is on the project page

at http://sources.redhat.com/cluster/

Thanks for the answers, looks like no one may be using it yet. I went ahead and grabbed the source, no luck getting it to compile. I need to get back to other issues for the time being but I will come back to GFS soon.

Thanks,

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Old 05-28-2008, 12:54 PM   #6
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Anyone made it work on slackware yet? I'm most interested in a cluster FS for slackware 12
 
Old 05-29-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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GFS on Slack

We never got that far, we were working on iscsi as well and the PHB, understanding technology as well as he does, pulled the plug and demanded Centos. So a stock Centos install is what we have.

I am actively looking for a new career, these PHBs are going to drive me to suicide, or murder.

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