Building netatalk in SmartOS
24 March, 2013
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I’m looking at switching my home backup server from OpenIndiana to SmartOS. (there’s a few reasons, and that’s another post).
One of the main functions of my box is to be a Time Machine backup for my macs (my laptop and my wife’s iMac). I found this excellent post about building netatalk 3.0.1 in SmartOS, but it skipped a few of the dependencies, and did the patch after configure, which means if you change you reconfigure netatalk, then you need to reapply the patch.
Based on that article, I came up with a patch for netatalk, and here’s a gist of it: https://gist.github.com/mattconnolly/5230461
SmartOS already has most of the useful bits installed, but these are the ones I needed to install to allow netatalk to build:
$ sudo pkgin install gcc47 gmake libgcrypt
Download the latest stable netatalk. The netatalk home page has a handy link on the left.
$ cd netatalk-3.0.2
$ curl 'https://gist.github.com/mattconnolly/5230461/raw/27c02a276e7c2ec851766025a706b24e8e3db377/netatalk-3.0.2-smartos.patch' > netatalk-smartos.patch
$ patch -p1 < netatalk-smartos.patch
$ ./configure --with-bdb=/opt/local --with-init-style=solaris --with-init-dir=/var/svc/manifest/network/ --prefix=/opt/local
$ sudo make install
With the prefix of ‘/opt/local’ netatalk’s configuration file will be at ‘/opt/local/etc/afp.conf’
There is a very recent commit in the netatalk source for an `init-dir` option to configure which means that in the future this patch won’t be necessary, and adding
`--with-init-dir=/var/svc/manifest/network/` will do the job. Thanks HAT!
Netatalk 3.0.3 was just released, which includes the –init-dir option, so the patch is no longer necessary. Code above is updated.