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2. Getting Coda

All code can be obtained from: ftp://ftp.coda.cs.cmu.edu/pub/coda. For any platform you need:

  • documentation and manual pages coda-doc
  • lwp threading library: lwp or liblwp
  • user level client code for coda: coda-client
  • possibly a server: coda-server rpms
  • kernel code for the client: coda-kernel-module rpms code

NOTE: Coda is platform independent. You can mix and match servers and clients on any supported platform.

2.1 Linux

Getting RPM packages

We have RPMS for a RedHat Linux at ftp://ftp.coda.cs.cmu.edu/pub/coda/linux/. You should get:

  • documentation and manual pages coda-doc rpms
  • the lwp library: lwp rpm
  • a client: coda-debug-client rpms
  • a server: coda-debug-server rpms
  • kernel code for the client: coda-kernel-module rpms code. Kernel support for Coda is normally already available in RedHat releases 5.2 and higher.
Install these as ususal.

You may need to build a Coda kernel module for which you will need source. Look at the section building a kernel module.

2.2 FreeBSD

Obtaining Packages

As of this writing, the elf packages have been built but not tested as heavily as the aout packages. You may obtain the newest compiled packages from the Coda site or other mirrors. NOTE: Below I am using a specific Coda release, 4.6.6.1, you will no doubt find a different release on the ftp site when you access it; so use the newer release version.

  • Coda-intro is a quick get started guide to using Coda.
    pkg_add coda-intro-4.6.6.1.tgz
    
  • The Coda client is needed by a machine to use the Coda filesystem. Aprox Size = 3.6Meg
    pkg_add coda-client-4.6.6.1.tgz
    
  • The Coda server is needed by a machine to create and serve the filesystem to client machines. Aprox Size = 5.5Meg
    pkg_add coda-server-4.6.6.1.tgz
    
  • Finally, we have a wealth of documentation about Coda and need to generate still more. Aprox Size = 1.5Meg
    pkg_add coda-doc-4.6.5.3.tgz
    

If you substitute 3.0-aout for 3.0-elf in the ftp directory, you will get the aout packages. The aout packages for the client and server are about 1.5Meg larger than the elf packages.

NOTE: pkg_add may fail silently. Please make sure you have at least 25MB of free space available in /var/tmp to install the each package.

2.3 NetBSD

Obtaining Pre-compiled Packages

You may obtain the newest pre-compiled packages from the Coda site Coda site or other mirrors. NOTE: Below I am using a specific Coda release, 4.6.6.1, you will no doubt find a different release on the ftp site when you access it; so use the newer release version.

  • Coda-intro is a quick get started guide to using Coda.
    pkg_add coda-intro-4.6.6.1.tgz
    
  • The Coda client is needed by a machine to use the Coda filesystem. Aprox Size = 5Meg
    pkg_add coda-client-4.6.6.1.tgz
    
  • The Coda server is needed by a machine to create and serve the filesystem to client machines. Aprox Size = 6.8Meg
    pkg_add coda-server-4.6.6.1.tgz
    
  • Finally, we have a wealth of documentation about Coda and need to generate still more. Aprox Size = 1.5Meg
    pkg_add coda-doc-4.6.5.3.tgz
    

Note: pkg_add may fail silently. Please make sure you have at least 25MB of free space available in /var/tmp to install each package.

2.4 Windows 95

Get the installer files for servers and clients from ftp://ftp.coda.cs.cmu.edu/pub/coda/win95.

The Server has not been tested on Windows 95 and might not run at all. Use the Server for Windows NT instead.

Install these by double clicking on the installer files.

NOTE: Before you start, make sure you know the IP address of the server you are connecting to. The default server address offered is that of the testserver at CMU.

2.5 Windows NT

Do all your work as administrator.

First get the Cygwin B20.1 kit from http://www.cygnus.com/misc/gnu-win32/ and install this on the NT machine, for example in C:\Cygnus

Get the installer files for servers and clients from ftp://ftp.coda.cs.cmu.edu/pub/coda/winnt.

Install these by double clicking on the installer files. (Note: these replace the original cygwin1.dll with a newer version, dated Jan 15, 1999.)


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