[DRBD-user] Latest DRBD 0.7 Debian packages for sarge, including binary kernel modules

Frank Schubert f.schubert at espresto.com
Fri Sep 15 15:18:11 CEST 2006

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Frank Schubert schrieb:
> Cyril Bouthors schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> For those like me who need latest 0.7 DRBD to run on sarge servers,
>> I've made my packages publicly available on my website, see below.
>> Those packages avoid the need to recompile drbd packages on sarge or
>> worst, to install drbd sid packages and upgrade libc6 accordingly.
>> This will also easily allow you to have drbd support with the latest
>> 2.6 sid kernels under sarge.
>> I've initially made those packages to allow automagic installation of
>> sarge servers with DRBD support with FAI.
>> In the future, I'll maintain those packages the best I can and keep
>> theem up-to-date with the official Debian packages, I'll upload those
>> sarge packages at the exact same time I'll upload the official ones.
>> Does anyone need drbd8 sarge packages? Other kernels support? 2.4?
>> Anything else?
>> Feel free to contact me at cyb at debian.org if needed regardless to
>> those packages. Use http://bugs.debian.org/ for the official packages.
>> Thanks.
>> PS: Philipp Hug and I are working to get drbd binary kernel packages
>> to automatically be compiled in the official Debian distribution like
>> alsa. Have a look at 'apt-cache search alsa kernel modules' to see
>> what I'm talking about.
> Hi Cyril,
> thanks a lot for your packages. Saved me some time ;-)
> Currently I'm planing an upgrade of DRBD on kernel 2.4.27 (std.
> Debian) from 0.7.10 to 0.7.21.
> I decided to stay with 2.4.27 because this one ran very smoothly the
> last year.
> Last week, after a short network-failure, DRBD hung. Nothing i tried
> could bring the system back to normal state than a reboot. After
> reading through drbd-0.7 Changelog I decied that its neccessary to
> upgrade.
> I'll report back when all is done.


all went very well.

I installed latest Debian sarge Linux kernel-image 2.4.27 and the
drbd-modules-source package from Cyril, compiled and installed
drbd-0.7.21 with:

cd /usr/src; tar -xzf drbd-0.7.tar.gz
cd kernel-headers-2.4.27-3-686-smp
make-kpkg modules_image
cd ..
dpkg -i \

All running fine.

Many thanks to the DRBD developers and to you Cyril.


Frank Schubert
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