Patchwork [01/11] INSTALL: update INSTALL file for release 0.10

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Submitter Chuck Lever
Date Jan. 10, 2014, 4:19 p.m.
Message ID <20140110161902.32524.66169.stgit@seurat.1015granger.net>
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Chuck Lever - Jan. 10, 2014, 4:19 p.m.
Add a copy of the automake-provided INSTALL file.  Add some
documentation for the "configure" script options that are
special to fedfs-utils.

Signed-off-by: Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@oracle.com>
---
 INSTALL |  436 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 434 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 17b5733..e916bdb 100644
--- a/INSTALL
+++ b/INSTALL
@@ -3,7 +3,439 @@ 
 
 Author: Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@oracle.com>
 
-Details on installing fedfs-utils and configuring a domain can be
-found here:
+Details on installing fedfs-utils and configuring a FedFS domain
+can be found here:
 
   http://wiki.linux-nfs.org/wiki/index.php/FedFsInstallationGuide0.9
+
+
+Package source code can be obtained from the release tarballs
+repository, or by cloning the fedfs-utils source repository.
+
+Cloning the source code repository can be done with:
+
+  $ git clone git://git.linux-nfs.org/projects/cel/fedfs-utils.git
+
+Use:
+
+  $ ./autogen.sh
+
+to initialize the package's automake environment.
+
+
+After unpacking the source code (see above), run
+
+  $ ./configure --help
+
+to see various build settings that control how fedfs-utils is built
+for your system environment.  More information on building appears
+below.
+
+There are a few options that are special to fedfs-utils:
+
+
+  --with-fedfsuser=name   User name to use when dropping privileges
+                          [default=fedfs]
+
+As administrative tools, the "rpc.fedfsd" daemon and the
+"nsdbparams" command are typically run by a privileged user
+such as "root."  As a security precaution, these programs drop
+most root privileges very soon after they are started.
+
+When the "rpc.fedfsd" daemon and the "nsdbparams" command drop
+privileges, the unprivileged user name they use is, by default,
+"fedfs."  Add an unprileged user "fedfs" to the systems where
+fedfs-utils is deployed.  The uid of "fedfs" does not matter.
+
+If you would like to use a different unprivileged user name (for
+instance, if you have a single common user name for this purpose
+used by other administrative tools), use the "--with-fedfsuser"
+option to specify that user name.
+
+
+  --with-statedir=pathname
+                          Default pathname of directory where fedfsd
+                          maintains persistent state
+                          [default=/var/lib/fedfs]
+
+Several fedfs-utils tools need to maintain durable state.  By
+default, they place this state in files under "/var/lib/fedfs."
+
+If you would like to use a different directory (for instance, if
+/var is not available for this purpose on systems where
+fedfs-utils is deployed), use the "--with-statedir" option to
+specify another directory.
+
+
+Generic installation instructions follow:
+
+Installation Instructions
+*************************
+
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+Inc.
+
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+
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+                 CXX="g++ -arch i386 -arch x86_64 -arch ppc -arch ppc64" \
+                 CPP="gcc -E" CXXCPP="g++ -E"
+
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+
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+
+and if that doesn't work, install pre-built binaries of GCC for HP-UX.
+
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+instead.
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+to try
+
+     ./configure CC="cc"
+
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+
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+
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+not `/usr/local'.  It is recommended to use the following options:
+
+     ./configure --prefix=/boot/common
+
+Specifying the System Type
+==========================
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+
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+==================
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+this workaround:
+
+     CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash ./configure CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash
+
+`configure' Invocation
+======================
+
+   `configure' recognizes the following options to control how it
+operates.
+
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+
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+     disable caching.
+
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+`-C'
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+
+`--quiet'
+`--silent'
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+     suppress all normal output, redirect it to `/dev/null' (any error
+     messages will still be shown).
+
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+     Look for the package's source code in directory DIR.  Usually
+     `configure' can determine that directory automatically.
+
+`--prefix=DIR'
+     Use DIR as the installation prefix.  *note Installation Names::
+     for more details, including other options available for fine-tuning
+     the installation locations.
+
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+`-n'
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+     files.
+
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+`configure --help' for more details.