Binary Packages Available from Third Parties

While OpenAFS.org packages up binary releases of OpenAFS, third parties may also release their own binary packages of OpenAFS. This page is an attempt to collect, in one place, various third party binary packages. Keep in mind that the packages would be supported by the third party and not openafs.org. However, you can still ask the OpenAFS community with questions about how and why things do or do not work.

Fedora and CentOS7/RHEL7

JSBillings Fedora Copr

Repackaged using sources from http://www.openafs.org/. Does not use the spec file included there, but a slimmer package that uses non-transarc paths.

Does not support Linux Kernel 4.5 or newer, as OpenAFS is not yet compatible with Linux Kernel 4.5 or newer.

Mac OS X

Sine Nomine Associates digitally signed OpenAFS 1.6.20 Installers:

Release Notes for Sine Nomine Packages

The disk images provided here provide support for recent Mac OS X versions, including provisional support for System Integrity Protection (aka "rootless") on 10.11.

Included is an experimental change to the client to support the additional security verification of 10.11, where programs using the native "Cocoa" API will ask various root daemons (taskgated, DesktopServicesHelper, syspolicyd, possibly others depending on configuration) to verify files for them; these daemons do not have access to the user's token, and would normally fail verification as a result. This change means that root can read any AFS-resident file that is locally cached without a token. While this is technically a security violation, it should be noted that all versions of IBM AFS and OpenAFS already allow root (or, with lax cache permissions, potentially any user) to read any locally cached file by accessing the cache directory directly. Thus, the risk this introduces is no greater than the risks already carried by sites using AFS.

Programs using the BSD APIs do not use the root daemons and work as expected, unless you run a signed binary from OpenAFS, in which case taskgated will attempt to verify the binary's signature and internal requirements and entitlements; this again requires the above root access change.

On 10.11, client commands are installed to /opt/openafs/bin instead of /usr/bin. The system path database is modified to add this directory to the $PATH of new sessions. Running sessions after initial installation of the client will need to add /opt/openafs/bin to their $PATH manually.

The change to enable root to perform security checks appears to have introduced an occasional issue where tab completion in a directory will not work unless the directory's contents has previously been listed (e.g. with "ls"). While the security checks are only performed on 10.11, the root access code path is active in all of the clients, so this will also occur on 10.9 and 10.10. We are still working on diagnosing the cause, and will provide an updated release when it is available. In testing, this issue has proven uncommon and transient for most sites.

NOTE: The preference pane remains deprecated in this version of the client. Sine Nomine is working on addressing problems in the preference pane for future versions.