Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
I don't understand the hubbub over compiling this thing. My first DRBD was on Linux from scratch, a distribution where everything is done by hand, so there was no package manager availaable. I found the install quite simple. My most recent upgrade consisted of these easy steps, and took about 2 minutes. Selecting the kernel parameters for your environment (step 5) might take a little more time, but not counting backups, I'd say 10 minutes ought to do it. There are some prereqs, but they are probably on your system already: make gcc libc6 flex linux-headers-`uname -r` libc6-dev libssl-dev. 1. cd /usr/src/ 2. wget http://oss.linbit.com/drbd/8.4/drbd-8.4.2.tar.gz 3. tar -xzf drbd-8.4.2.tar.gz 4. cd drbd-8.4.2/ 5. ./configure --with-km --prefix /usr --sysconfdir /etc --localstatedir /var 6. make clean all 7. make install I hope seeing it laid out in all its simplicity encourages you to give it a try. Heck, fire up a virtual machine or two and experiment. That's the fun part of our jobs anyhow. Dan -----Original Message----- From: drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com [mailto:drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com] On Behalf Of Adam Goryachev Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6:51 PM To: drbd-user at lists.linbit.com Subject: [DRBD-user] DRBD Versions Hi, I've been using DRBD on a couple of systems for a while, and have just used the version that came with my distro (debian stable (squeeze)) since I really don't like to maintain compiling and installing from source, and managing (remembering) to upgrade, recompile, etc each time there is a new version. However, more and more, it would seem that my current 8.3.7 (debian package 2:8.3.7-2.1) is probably missing a lot of bug fixes, but on checking, debian testing only has 8.3.13, and even debian unstable has only 8.3.13. So the question is, should I just bite the bullet and install DRBD from source? I notice from http://www.drbd.org/download/packages/ that DRBD is integrated into the vanilla kernel 2.6.33 or newer. If I upgrade my debian stable kernel (2.6.32) to a newer version (either debian testing or debian-backports) 3.2 based kernel, can I then just download, compile, and install the latest 8.4.x version of DRBD? Thank you for your suggestions/comments Regards, Adam -- Adam Goryachev Website Managers www.websitemanagers.com.au _______________________________________________ drbd-user mailing list drbd-user at lists.linbit.com http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user