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# mdadm 2.5.3
# ===========
# Slackware 10.0's 'mdadm' package includes version 1.6.0, 10.1's includes
# 1.8.0, and 10.2's includes 2.1

# If you have trouble getting it from the URL below, you can get it from
# here instead (but not as a .tar.bz2 and without a pgp sig)

test -f installed/mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2 && mv installed/mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2 .
test ! -f mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2 &&

# Verify tarball w/ md5sum:
# (this came from my gpg-verified tarball)
echo "9ca780fbb2002e935ba5f7a21e50ab66  mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2" | md5sum -c

# Verify tarball w/ sha1sum:
# (this also came from my gpg-verified tarball)
echo "a78b03508f75516c0f4d615b5870f2abc617e99e  mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2" | \
sha1sum -c

# Verify tarball w/ gpg:
( gpg --list-keys 517D0F0E > /dev/null 2>&1 || gpg --recv-keys 517D0F0E ) &&
wget -nc\
mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2.sign &&
  gpg --verify mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2.sign && rm mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2.sign

mkdir -p -m 0700 src
cd src
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "mdadm-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
tar xjvf ~/mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2
cd mdadm-2.5.3
test $UID = 0 && chown -R root:root .

# Become root to clean up old files and to install it

test -x /sbin/removepkg && /sbin/removepkg mdadm

# If you'd like to create an mdadm package for Slackware with checkinstall,
# follow these instructions instead of running 'make install'

# If you did not create a package...
make install

# Make sure all files are owned by your non-root account
chown -R $USER .

# Install the example config file as /etc/mdadm.conf
# If you already have a config file and it's different than the example one,
# it'll be backed up as mdadm.conf.old
test -f /etc/mdadm.conf &&
( diff -q /etc/mdadm.conf ./mdadm.conf-example ||
    mv -f /etc/mdadm.conf /etc/mdadm.conf.old )
test ! -f /etc/mdadm.conf &&
cp mdadm.conf-example /etc/mdadm.conf

## If you want to run mdadm in monitor mode, e-mailing (from
##, add something like this to your /etc/mdadm.conf:
# ARRAY /dev/md0 devices=/dev/hda3,/dev/hde3,/dev/hdg3

# Run mdadm like so (see 'man mdadm' for more options):
# (-F = monitor mode, -y = syslog, -f = daemon, -s = scan config file
# and/or /proc/mdstat, -i = pid file)
/sbin/mdadm -F -y -f -s -i /var/run/

# Become yourself again

mkdir -p installed -m 0700
rm -f installed/mdadm-*.tgz installed/mdadm-*.tar.*
mv mdadm-2.5.3.tar.bz2 installed/

# If you ever need to totally uninstall mdadm, try something like this:
test -d src/mdadm-* && ( cd src/mdadm-* ; make uninstall )
test -x /sbin/removepkg && /sbin/removepkg mdadm
rm -f /etc/mdadm.conf /sbin/mdadm /usr/man/man4/md.4.gz \
/usr/man/man5/mdadm.conf.5.gz /usr/man/man8/mdadm.8.gz
find /usr/doc -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "mdadm-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find ~/src -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "mdadm-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
rm -f ~/installed/mdadm-*.tar.*

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