On 3.8.2016 19:39, Martin Basti wrote:

On 03.08.2016 18:10, Petr Vobornik wrote:
On 07/13/2016 12:36 PM, Stanislav Laznicka wrote:
On 07/13/2016 09:51 AM, Petr Vobornik wrote:
On 07/13/2016 08:26 AM, Stanislav Laznicka wrote:
On 07/12/2016 08:44 AM, Stanislav Laznicka wrote:
On 07/11/2016 04:27 PM, Petr Vobornik wrote:
On 07/11/2016 01:23 PM, Stanislav Laznicka wrote:

Isn't the bug about something else?

The issue was that ipa-replica-install doesn't have --force-ntpd
It is an option of ipa-client-install which is run from replica

The unattended mode is unrelated.
My understanding is that the bug says that '--force-ntpd' option
should not be shown when ipa-client-install is run during replica

During replica installation, the ipa-client-install script is run
the '--unattended' flag in the 'ensure_enrolled()' function. Being a
separate script, there's not many options on how to pass the
information not to show the message to ipa-client-install. Using the
already used flag to get rid of the message seemed easiest to me.
Introducing a new 'hidden' flag (like '--from-replica'), on the other
hand, seems a bit harsh.

Just to throw it out there - it's possible that the '--force-join'
client option would also appear as a hint from the client install
(during replica installation). Should this also be muted somehow?
To me,
it seems reasonable to rather add it as an argument to
ipa-replica-install to pass it to the client install script.

IMO client installation initiated from replica needs to have a special
option(hidden in help) similar to --on-server (or what's its name).
the name can be --replica-install. Maybe --on-server can be used but it
may have other implication which might not be valid for this use case.

Anything else are just workarounds. Imagine that admin runs
ipa-client-install with --unattended or --force-join. He would then not
get the message as now.
Reviving thread to get other opinion.

The --on-master option won't do here as it seems that the client would
require some IPA pre-configuration for successful install. A new option
will have to be created, then.
I'm for new "hidden" option.

I'm against any hidden options, this should be made correctly by
modularization/fixing of client install, to be able call it from python
not as external process

+1, but this is non-trivial and definitely not material for 4.4.1. For 4.4.1 the hidden option should be OK.

Just from top of my head, can we just use option --no-ntp with client
install in replica installer? Server NTP should not depend on client ntp
I'm just afraid that we may get kerberos time issue during client
install if client time does not match server time.

Or second approach, always call client install from replica with
--force-ntpd, unless there is --no-ntp used for replica, then call
ipa-client-install with --no-ntp

But it needs investigation.

CCing David as he knows everything NTP-related.


As I was trying to point out, the situation about --force-join is a bit
different. The option again would be shown and is not available in
ipa-replica-install. I think it should be available to allow direct
replica installation even when previous installation failed/left some
mess on the master (ofc the user could run `ipa-replica-manage del
<bad-bad-hostname> --cleanup` on the master instead).

That could work but imho is out of scope of this ticket.

Jan Cholasta

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