Package Space Applications – openafs


OpenAFS is the open source release of the Andrew File System (AFS). It is a global, distributed file system used around the world and is available for a wide range of operating systems including AIX, Linux, MacIntosh, Microsoft Windows, and Solaris.

OpenAFS allows sharing of disk space among hosts by letting all AFS participants share one logical file space. The root level directory is /afs, with Internet domains, known as cells, descending from there. UNC’s openafs cell is named


If you have not already done so, install the its-release package that grants access to ITS’s yum repository.

Then install as follows:

Red Hat 7:

% sudo /usr/sbin/rhn-channel -a -c x86_64-7-its-openafs  
% sudo yum install openafs-client

Red Hat 6:

% sudo /usr/sbin/rhn-channel -a -c x86_64-6-its-openafs
% sudo yum install openafs-client

AIX 6.1:

  1. Go to the openafs Package Space Local Downloads page.
  2. Click on the name of the openafs version you wish to download.
  3. Follow the installation instructions on the download page.

Files are installed in /etc /lib64, and /usr.


The locally available client downloads have been tailored to run in the UNC environment. Alternatively, openafs clients can be downloaded directly from

The latest version available for local installations is openafs 1.6.10 Vendor release date: October 22, 2014.

Useful Links


This package can be managed using the lpm command.