Brian LaMere wrote:
Let me start by saying I work at a software development co; I "get it" -
so this isn't a harsh at all. However, the latest docs I could find
( http://freeipa.org/docs/2.0.0/Installation_Deployment_Guide/en-US/html/ ) seem
a bit outdated already.
It's true, they're "outdated" because at the moment they largely consist
of relabeled v1 docs with a notice at the beginning advising that we're
just now starting to update them. Large sections will no longer apply,
and we're doing our best to keep up.
We only have one doc writer on this project (me) and I've been off
working on the SSSD project for quite a while, so expect the IPA doc to
take a bit of catching up.
For example, this section:
Procedure 3.1. To install the IPA server interactively:
Run the following command:
o Enter the server's host name, realm name and other details
when prompted. When installing the master IPA server, the
start values for the UID and GID ranges are automatically
set to a random value between 1,000,000 and (2^31 -
1,000,000). You can pass
the --uidstart and --gidstart options to
the ipa-server-installcommand to specify different starting
values if desired.
At this point, uidstart and gidstart don't appear to be valid flags to
ipa-server-install; this is unfortunate, because I'd really rather not
start at a number that high (while not my personal reason for wanting a
smaller number, older machines won't accept uid's that large...some
won't accept UIDs higher than 65535, in fact).
I can't comment with certainty, but I don't know why that would be.
These flags still appear in the man page (man ipa-server-install, your
best source of up-to-date doc atm). Hopefully one of the developers will
pipe up with a better answer.
That document also references that it requires "Fedora 9 or 10" - while
we're now pushing on rawhide at 14, and describes nscd while the
default/suggested cache provider in current versions is sssd, etc. Is
there anything a bit more current?
By the time this doc goes out the door, we'll probably be talking about
F14/15, yes, and with info on using sssd with IPA.
We're still working on the best way of implementing this. Apart from the
many changes in IPA, there have also been many changes in the way we
produce and deliver documentation. We're always happy to accept
contributions and feedback (even if it's only in email); as soon as we
get the process sorted we'll be looking forward to as many community
contributions as possible.
Is there a wiki documentation project (none shows in a couple minutes of
google searching)? If there's nothing more current, I'd be happy to
update whatever is where ever while I'm going through it myself.
Thanks for your input and offer.
Senior Content Author
Red Hat APAC Pty Ltd
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