NOTE: This message includes a proposal to change some nfs package
names. If you are interested in the maintainence of NFS, please
For those who aren't following the soap opera of Linux NFS: The
current user-space utilities to support Linux kernel NFS client and
server are in a package called "nfs-utils", which is maintained in a
CVS repository at SourceForge:
$ cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/nfs co nfs-utils
I've already created several generations of Debian packages from the
evolving contents of nfs-utils. For the current (*PRELIMINARY*)
1. I propose to package the nfs-utils version of rpc.lockd and
rpc.statd into a new 'nfs-common_1:0.1.5' package, superseding
the one currently in potato.
2. I propose that the existing NFS user-mode server be renamed from
'nfs-server' to 'nfs-user-server', and that it PROVIDE a virtual
3. I propose to package the nfs-utils versions of the knfsd support
tools in a new 'nfs-kernel-server_1:0.1.5' package, which would
also provide 'nfs-server'.
4. I propose that nfs-user-server and nfs-kernel-server CONFLICT
with one another, because only one server can own /etc/exports.
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Fleagal. Bingo. Drooper. Snork. They're cops." //MST3K